‘The Liability Rule Continuum(s)’

“One conception of liability and property rules sees property rule protections as a continuum of punishments sufficient to deter potential takings, but sees liability protections as a specific quantum of damages sufficient to compensate an entitlement owner for a non-consensual taking or as the quantum that mimics the price of arms-length consensual trade. Chapter 6 explores the latter conception and quite expressly argues that policymakers should think of liability rules as having, like property rules, a continuum of potentially appropriate damages. For example, Guido tells us …” (more)

[Ian Ayres, Concurring Opinions, 1 February]

First posted 2016-02-02 07:47:21

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