In the Wall Street Journal, Gary Libecap and Robert Glennon discuss the West's outdated water laws. A policy overhaul, they argue, would allow efficient water markets and reward conservation.
PERC Fellow, Gary Libecap, talks with John Batchelor on the history of mineral rights in the United States.
Some of our most beautiful and amazing species of fish are at risk for extinction. Here’s how we can save them.
On the John Batchelor Show, Gary Libecap discusses the property rights alternative to international whaling agreements. This catch-share alternative would give individuals a stake in the whale fishery, which would likely improve the stock and lead to its long-term health.
The West African nation of Liberia has partnered with the European Union in a unique attempt to protect its remaining forests by barcoding every harvestable tree.
Originally appeared in Defining Ideas: A Hoover Institute Journal on February 9, 2011
Property rights and markets as solutions to resource and environmental problems.
Terry Anderson, Gary Libecap
Where water markets are being allowed to work, prices reflect scarcity and trades provide incentives to conserve.
Property rights and the public trust doctrine in environmental protection and natural resource conservationGary Libecap
By Jedidiah Brewer and Gary D. Libecap