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On the joint use of licensing and liability
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, ISSN 0144-8188, Vol. 29, no 3, 244-251 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Licensing is a widely used technique applied to impose regulations. Firms inducing harm must hold a license issued by a regulatory agency on a case-by-case basis. A firm may also be subject to liability. This paper studies the implications on social welfare of combining licensing with strict liability. Contributions include the study of a joint use and related administrative costs. The latter include costs pertaining to litigation and the issuing and enforcing of licenses. It is established when a joint use is motivated. Regulatory compliance should protect from liability in order to decrease litigation and enforcement costs and associated distortions.

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2009. Vol. 29, no 3, 244-251 p.
Keyword [en]
Enforcement, Joint use, Liability, Licensing, Regulation
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19900DOI: 10.1016/j.irle.2009.02.001OAI: diva2:231630
Available from: 2009-08-14 Created: 2009-08-14 Last updated: 2009-08-14

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