Injurers versus Victims: (A)Symmetric Reactions to Symmetric Risks

Alice Guerra, Francesco Parisi

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Abstract

Tort models assume symmetry in the behavior of injurers and victims when faced by a threat of liability and a risk of harm without compensation, respectively. This assumption has never been empirically validated. Using a novel experimental design, we study the behavior of injurers and victims when facing symmetric accident risks. Experimental results provide qualified support for the symmetric behavior hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-620
Number of pages18
JournalB.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022

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© 2021 Alice Guerra et al., published by De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston.

Keywords

  • laboratory experiment
  • precautions
  • tort theory

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