Precautionary regulation in Europe and the United States: a quantitative comparison.

@article{Hammitt2005PrecautionaryRI,
  title={Precautionary regulation in Europe and the United States: a quantitative comparison.},
  author={James K. Hammitt and Jonathan Wiener and Brendon Swedlow and Denise Kall and Zheng Zhou},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          1215-28
        }
}
  • James K. Hammitt, Jonathan Wiener, +2 authors Zheng Zhou
  • Published in
    Risk analysis : an official…
    2005
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Much attention has been addressed to the question of whether Europe or the United States adopts a more precautionary stance to the regulation of potential environmental, health, and safety risks. Some commentators suggest that Europe is more risk-averse and precautionary, whereas the United States is seen as more risk-taking and optimistic about the prospects for new technology. Others suggest that the United States is more precautionary because its regulatory process is more legalistic and… CONTINUE READING

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