Due Care

20 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 1998

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Aaron S. Edlin

University of California at Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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This article explains how most systems of tort liability can be viewed as versions of comparative negligence; and how their differences can be reduced to the differences in standard of care. It explores when the standards of care under the various liability systems are appropriate.

JEL Classification: D81, D82

Suggested Citation

Edlin, Aaron S., Due Care. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (Peter Newman, Ed.), Macmillan Press, London, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=102934 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.102934

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