Further Analysis of the Theory of Economic Regulation: The Case of the 1969 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
How does government regulation influence the structure of industries? In the coal mining industry, increased safety can be provided with personal protection devices or with engineering controls; but the type of safety standard imposed is important because larger producers have a comparative advantage complying with engineering controls. Time series evidence indicates that controls, drove out smaller, less safe mines, thereby shifting production toward larger mines. Copyright 1990 by Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 28 (1990)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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