Consumer product safety regulation in the United States and the United Kingdom: The case of bicycles

Wesley A. Magat, Michael J. Moore

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Abstract

This study analyzes the effect of bicycle safety regulation in the United States and the United Kingdom using data on monthly injury rates. Unlike many previous studies of product safety regulation, a specific product regulation is analyzed, and long data series are available. In both countries, the regulation led to a significant decrease in accidents per bicycle in use. The effect in the United States is larger than in the United Kingdom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-164
Number of pages17
JournalRAND Journal of Economics
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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