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ISBN: 0160515122, 9780160515125
Author: Unknown
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Keywords: liability, tort, economics
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Publisher: Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget OfficePublished Time: Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget OfficePages: 54A CBO Study.    Attempts to clarify the issues and policy options surrounding the tort system. Presents an economic perspective on tort liability. Outlines the strengths and weaknesses of tort liability as a tool for promoting economic efficiency and fairness. Dis......
ISBN: 0309128536, 9780309128537
Authors: Committee On The Evaluation Of Quantification Of Margins, Uncertainties Methodology For Assessing, Certifying The Reliability Of The Nuclear Stockpile, National Research Council
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Keywords: certifying, reliability, nuclear, stockpile, assessing, methodology, quantification, margins, uncertainties, evaluation
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Maintaining the capabilities of the nuclear weapons stockpile and performing the annual assessment for the stockpile's certification involves a wide range of processes, technologies, and expertise. An important and valuable framework helping to link those components is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) methodology. In this book, the National Research Council evaluates: how th......
Authors: Bernice B. Brown, Olaf Helmer Hirschberg
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: consensus, experts, obtained, estimates, reliability, improving
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A report on an experiment in the use of expert opinions. The experiment, involving the Delphi technique and the computation of a consensus based on self-appraised competence ratings, is described and its results analyzed.......
Authors: Marco Kouwenhoven, Sebastian Caussade, Eric Kroes
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Keywords: technical, report, data, analysis, network, railway, reliability, travellers, paris, suburban, value
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The development of a robust method to appraise a-priori the monetary benefits of different possible measures to improve regularity of the Paris suburban train network required values for the level of reliability as experienced by the travellers. These values-of-reliability were obtained from a large-scale Stated Preference (SP) data set that was collected specifically for this project. This techni......
ISBN: 0833040308, 9780833040305
Authors: Michael D. Greenberg, Peter Chalk, Henry H. Willis, Ivan Khilko, David S. Ortiz
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Keywords: liability, risk, terrorism, maritime
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Policymakers have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the possibility of future maritime terrorist attacks. Though the historical occurrence of such attacks has been limited, recognition that maritime vessels and facilities may be particularly vulnerable to terrorism has galvanized concerns. In addition, some plausible maritime attacks could have very significant consequences, in t......
Author: Armen Albert Alchian
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Keywords: evidence, estimates, cost, reliability
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A presentation of data from several sources on the reliability of cost estimates.It is presented as an aid which can be used as a yardstick for gauging the reliability of other cost estimates or predictions.......
Author: Eric Talley
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Keywords: four, auditors, among, risk, liability, cataclysmic
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Since Arthur Andersen’s implosion in 2002, policymakers have been encouraged with ever increasing urgency to insulate the auditing industry from legal liability. Advocates of such insulation cite many arguments, but the gravamen of their case is that the profession faces such significant risk of cataclysmic liability that its long term viability is imperiled. In this Essay, I explore the nat......
Authors: John A. Romley, Eric Talley, Bogdan Savych
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Keywords: limited, liability, benefit, firms, small, law, owners
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Beginning in the 1990s, states permitted law firms to organize as Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies. These organizational forms preserve many of the attractive features of a partnership while shielding each of a firm’s owners from liability for the malpractice of other owners. Some observers have asserted that this liability shield should be especially helpful to......
ISBN: 0833005197, 9780833005199
Authors: George C. Eads, Peter H. Reuter
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Keywords: liability, law, regulation, product, responses, safer, products, corporate, designing
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Analyzes ways in which firms have responded to recent changes in pressures to design safer products, using interviews with product safety officials in major manufacturers and extensive analysis of legal and scholarly literatures.Shifts to strict liability and more stringent regulation during the last 15 years have increased pressure to invest in safety assurance procedures, as evidenced by creatio......
ISBN: 083300929X, 9780833009296
Author: Terence Dunworth
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Keywords: trends, federal, courts, litigation, sector, liability, business, product
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This report analyzes the product liability litigation that occurred in federal district courts from mid-1973 through mid-1986. It attempts to clarify the debate over whether product liability litigation has involved thousands of companies and products and therefore damaged U.S. business, or whether such litigation has consisted primarily of "epidemics" of suits limited to a few products and affect......
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