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Damages for Incompensable Harms


Robert D. Cooter


University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

David Ennio DePianto


Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

March 27, 2012

Research Handbook on the Economics of Torts (Jennifer Arlen, ed., 2012 Forthcoming)
UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2111738

Abstract:     
This paper reviews the economic analysis of economic damages, shows the paradoxes of its extension to non-economic damages, and then turns to the three damage measures — value of statistical life (VSL), happiness equivalent, and Hand Rule Damages (HRD).

Number of Pages in PDF File: 44

Keywords: torts, damages, incommensurable, economics, compensation


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Date posted: July 18, 2012  

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Cooter, Robert D. and DePianto, David Ennio, Damages for Incompensable Harms (March 27, 2012). Research Handbook on the Economics of Torts (Jennifer Arlen, ed., 2012 Forthcoming); UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2111738. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2111738

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Robert D. Cooter
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States
510-642-0503 (Phone)
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David Ennio DePianto (Contact Author)
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )
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Dallas, TX 75275
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.smu.edu/professor-profiles/depianto

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