Edited by Enrico Colombatto
Economics is a matter of choice and growth, of interaction and exchange among individuals. Because property rights define the rules of these interactions and the objects of exchange, it is vital to fully understand the institutions and implications of the various property-rights regimes. With over 20 original and specially commissioned chapters, this book takes the reader from the historical and moral foundations of the discipline to the frontiers of scholarly research in the field.
- Published in print:
- 28 Sep 2004
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- The Elgar Companion to the Economics of Property Rights
- Chapter 1: Cultural and Religious Foundations of Private Property
- Chapter 2: The Ethics and Economics of Private Property
- Chapter 3: The Origins and Evolution of Property Rights Systems
- Chapter 4: Empirical Issues in Culture and Property Rights
- Chapter 5: The Effect of Transaction Costs in the Definition and Exchange of Property Rights: Two Cases from the American Experience
- Chapter 6: Judicial System and Property Rights
- Chapter 7: On the Coexistence of Different Property-Rights Systems – and its Consequences for Economic Growth and Development
- Chapter 8: Property Rights in Common and Civil Law
- Chapter 9: Can Constitutions Protect Private Property Against Governmental Predation?
- Chapter 10: Property Rights Systems and the Rule of Law
- Chapter 11: Are Property Rights Relevant for Development Economics? On the Dangers of Western Constructivism
- Chapter 12: Germline Engineering: Whose Right?
- Chapter 13: The Contractual Nature of the Environment
- Chapter 14: Government Regulation and Property Rights
- Chapter 15: Corruption
- Chapter 16: Insider Trading, Takeovers and Property Rights
- Chapter 17: The New Property Rights Theory of the Firm
- Chapter 18: On Intellectual Property Rights: Patents versus Free and Open Development
- Chapter 19: The Governance of Localized Technological Knowledge and the Evolution of Intellectual Property Rights
- Chapter 20: Property Rights in the Digital Space
- Chapter 21: Collective Property Rights for Economic Development: The Case of the Ceramics Cultural District in Caltagirone, Sicily
- Chapter 22: Property Rights in Higher Education
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