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Redundancy and Reliability

Lian Cheng ()

Microeconomics from EconWPA

Abstract: Redundancy is a commonly employed strategy to enhance the reliability of systems involving human factors. However, this paper shows that a system with higher level of redundancy can be less reliable due to free-rider effects.

JEL-codes: D1 D2 D3 D4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-08-07
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