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On Tort as an Implicit Insurance System with State-Dependent Utility. The Case of Child Mortality Risk

  • Clive D. Fraser

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Leicester in its series Discussion Papers in Public Sector Economics with number 96/4.

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