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By D. Michael Pugh (auth.), Lars Bergman, D. Michael Pugh (eds.)

This paintings stems from the actions performed lower than the ecu technological know-how Foundation's Environmental Toxicology Programme and its daughter programme, Environmental harm and its evaluation. The paintings served additionally as a pilot examine for the ESF medical programme on surroundings, technological know-how and Society (ESS), hence demonstrating the interdependence of the usual and social sciences with recognize to environmental concerns.
The ebook is exclusive within the feel that it documents the result of a 4 12 months collaboration among environmental toxicologists, economists and institutionalists. Its aim used to be to accomplish larger characterised or perhaps novel insights into the speculation and perform of water source administration, caliber coverage and chemical security legislation.

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Economists usually take as starting point for such analysis the well known Coasetheorem which states that, in a zero transactions costs, world allocative efficiency would be reached irrespective of the legal rule3 • In Coase's world property rights are fully defined, enforced and freely transferable. The Coase-theorem could be applicable to environmental pollution cases if, for example, a polluter could cause harm only to a few wellidentified victims, who were able to negotiate freely with the polluter4 • In that case an 2.

4. , "Le Droit Civile face a I'analyse economiquede droit", Ride, 1988,229-254. 1. 42-48. g. , Economic analysis of law, p. 54-57; Landes, w. , The economic strncture oflOrtlaw, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1987, p. 42-53. THE EC DIRECTIVE ON DRINKING WATER: INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS 41 internalization would be reached through the agreement reached between the two parties to reduce the environmental damages to an efficient level. However, this Coase-theorem is only applicable if the transactions costs are equal to zeros.

3. 4. , "Le Droit Civile face a I'analyse economiquede droit", Ride, 1988,229-254. 1. 42-48. g. , Economic analysis of law, p. 54-57; Landes, w. , The economic strncture oflOrtlaw, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1987, p. 42-53. THE EC DIRECTIVE ON DRINKING WATER: INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS 41 internalization would be reached through the agreement reached between the two parties to reduce the environmental damages to an efficient level. However, this Coase-theorem is only applicable if the transactions costs are equal to zeros.

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