Authors

W. Kip Viscusi

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

American University Law Review

Publication Date

1990

Page Number

573

Keywords

risk-utility analysis, products liability, risk assessment

Disciplines

Consumer Protection Law | Law

Abstract

The original emphasis of risk-utility analysis on the need for balanced decisions with respect to product liability is a correct and fundamental principle. Moreover, many traditional factors that have been considered are legitimate, but they did not provide a framework for comprehensive and consistent risk-utility judgments. The development in this Article of a series of economic formulations of the risk-utility test is intended to establish a sounder basis for a products liability defect doctrine.

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