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EVOLVING ENTITLEMENTS: INTERVENING TO PREVENT A COLLECTIVE HARM

David Brookshire, Philip Ganderton and Michael McKee

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1996, vol. 21, issue 1, 14

Abstract: When market transactions generate negative externalities, the injured party may initiate court action to prevent harm or to obtain compensation. The political response, in some cases, has been to broaden the set of agents who can intervene through the court, often by admitting entirely new categories of potential intervenors. We employ an experimental market setting to investigate the effect of an increase in the number of potential intervenors (introduced as admitting an additional class of persons having the necessary standing in law). The results suggest that there will be a substantial increase in the number of actual interventions. The increase means that social resources expended on interventions will increase and there may be a consequent reduction in trading activity in the affected markets.

Keywords: Public; Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.30991

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