Donatella Porrini

A Law and Economics Approach to the BP Oil Spill

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Using a Law and Economics approach, the article analyses the recent environmental accident caused by the BP oil spill. The focus is on the issue of recovering catastrophic damage through liability as an ex post regulation instrument. Moreover different kinds of regulation, such as ex ante and self regulation, are examined also in relation with the European environmental policy system.


  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Regulation


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