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Property Rights:
Cooperation, Conflict, and Law
Edited by Terry L. Anderson & Fred S. McChesney

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures and Tables vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: The Economic Approach to Property Rights 1

PART I: INTRODUCTION 13
One: Property Rights in the History of Economic Thought: From Locke to J. S. Mill by Edwin G. West 20
Two: Property Rights in the Firm by Yoram Barzel 43

PART II: INTRODUCTION 59
Three: Open Access versus Common Property by Thrinn Eggertsson 73
Four: Gains from Private Property: The Empirical Evidence by Louis De Alessi 90

PART III: INTRODUCTION 113
Five: The Evolution of Property Rights by Terry L. Anderson and Peter J. Hill 118
Six: Contracting for Property Rights by Gary D. Libecap 142
Seven: Force, Threat, Negotiation: The Private Enforcement of Rights by David D. Haddock 168

PART IV: INTRODUCTION 195
Eight: First Possession as the Basis of Property by Dean Lueck 200
Nine: Government as Definer of Property Rights: Tragedy Exiting the Commons? by Fred S. McChesney 227

PART V: INTRODUCTION 255
Ten: Property Rights or Externalities? by Bruce Yandle 259
Eleven: Ownership and the Externality Problem by Harold Demsetz 282

PART VI: INTRODUCTION 301
Twelve: In and Out of Public Solution: The Hidden Perils of Forced and Unforced Property Transfer by Richard A. Epstein 307
Thirteen: Public Goods and Property Rights: Of Coase, Tiebout, and Just Compensation by William A. Fischel 343

References 365
Cases Cited 391
About the Editors and Authors 393
Index 395

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