In the Wall Street Journal, Gary Libecap and Robert Glennon discuss the West's outdated water laws.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.
Some of our most beautiful and amazing species of fish are at risk for extinction. Here’s how we can save them.
Originally appeared in Defining Ideas: A Hoover Institute Journal on February 9, 2011
Terry Anderson, Gary Libecap
Where water markets are being allowed to work, prices reflect scarcity and trades provide incentives to conserve.
The tragedy of the commons: property rights and markets as solutions to resource and environmental problemsGary Libecap
By Gary D. Libecap
Property rights and the public trust doctrine in environmental protection and natural resource conservationGary Libecap
By Jedidiah Brewer and Gary D. Libecap