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ANTI-DISCOUNTING
STRATEGIES IN OSH
IN SOUTH ASIA
MICHAEL WALKER
SURENDRA PRATAP
[Black slide]
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Twitter @labouratmargins
2009
LAKHANI SHOE
FACTORY FIRE
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Country United States India Pakistan
Labour inspectors
(per 100,000) 1.7 0.4 0.8
Country United States India Pakistan
Labo...
Preference for $10 now equal to ($):
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Arithmetic discou...
2013
BHUSHAN STEEL FACTORY
BLAST
Orissa, India
#1
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PUNJAB
PESTICIDE CANCERS
#2
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GUJARAT / PUNJAB
SILICOSIS
#3
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Proposed anti-discounting strategies:
1. Direct demands at detached power holder
2. Press for pre-commitment:
– Quarantine...
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• REFERENCES IN FULL PAPER:
http://ilera2015.com/dynamic/full/IL9.pdf
Twitter: @labouratmargins
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Anti-discounting Strategies in OSH in South Asia

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Presentation at ILERA 2015 World Congress.

Full paper available at https://www.academia.edu/10275573/Hyperbolic_Discounting_in_Occupational_Safety_and_Health_in_South_Asia

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Anti-discounting Strategies in OSH in South Asia

  1. 1. ANTI-DISCOUNTING STRATEGIES IN OSH IN SOUTH ASIA MICHAEL WALKER SURENDRA PRATAP
  2. 2. [Black slide] Twitter @labouratmargins
  3. 3. Twitter @labouratmargins
  4. 4. 2009 LAKHANI SHOE FACTORY FIRE Twitter @labouratmargins
  5. 5. Country United States India Pakistan Labour inspectors (per 100,000) 1.7 0.4 0.8 Country United States India Pakistan Labour force 156 million 500 million 57 million Deaths through accident 4,585 47,000 (est.) 11,800 (est.) Fatality incidence (per 100,000) 3.3 9.4 20.7 Sources: Ramachandran, 2014; Hassan, 2012; Pasha and Liesivuori, 2003; www.osha.gov Twitter @labouratmargins
  6. 6. Preference for $10 now equal to ($): 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Arithmetic discounting Hyperbolic discounting
  7. 7. 2013 BHUSHAN STEEL FACTORY BLAST Orissa, India #1 Twitter @labouratmargins
  8. 8. PUNJAB PESTICIDE CANCERS #2 Twitter @labouratmargins
  9. 9. GUJARAT / PUNJAB SILICOSIS #3 Twitter @labouratmargins
  10. 10. Proposed anti-discounting strategies: 1. Direct demands at detached power holder 2. Press for pre-commitment: – Quarantined OSH funding – Independent OSH champion Twitter @labouratmargins
  11. 11. Twitter @labouratmargins
  12. 12. • REFERENCES IN FULL PAPER: http://ilera2015.com/dynamic/full/IL9.pdf Twitter: @labouratmargins

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