Responding to threats of terrorism: How the law can generate appropriate incentives

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A law-and-economics framework of analysis is adopted to assess the likely effectiveness of counter-terrorist regulatory measures. The analysis suggests that ex post deterrence measures are likely to be less cost-effective than ex ante preventative measures, and, among the latter, controls restricting access to weapons and increasing security at potential targets are likely to be more cost-effective than those restricting the movements of suspected individuals. © 2007 A B Academic Publishers.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-55
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Interdisciplinary Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007