The Law and Economics of the Environment

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Anthony Heyes
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2001 - Law - 409 pages
This work focuses on how economics can contribute to the design, implementation and appraisal of legal systems that create the right incentives for environmental protection. The 16 original and specially commissioned contributions - written by some of the
 

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Contents

an overview
1
2 Coasean bargaining in collaborative environmental policy
18
3 The vertical extension of environmental liability through chains of ownership contract and supply
44
4 Horizontal vicarious liability
71
5 Liability policy and toxic pollution releases
92
6 The economics of cleanup and implications for legal design
116
liability for cleanup of contaminated sites under Superfund
136
8 Selfenforcement of environmental law
150
theory and empirics
198
11 Citizen suits
217
a political economy model of instrument choice in environmental policy
249
theory with application to the European Union
280
14 Insurability environmental risks and the law
302
the American Trader case
319
a reassessment
368
Index
391

leverage and dealing
185

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