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Scientific Information and Products Liability: An Economic Analysis

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  • Ben-Shahar, O.

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This paper demonstrates that the utilization of information that is available ex-post but unavailable ex-ante may lead to adverse incentive effects in the design of new products, i.e., in installing safety devices in products, in developing technologies that reduce the distribution of risks involved in the use of products and in investing in research that can identify the risks in advance.

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  • Ben-Shahar, O., 1996. "Scientific Information and Products Liability: An Economic Analysis," Papers 30-96, Tel Aviv.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:30-96
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    Keywords

    PRODUCTION; MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES; INFORMATION;

    JEL classification:

    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality

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