The Technology of Property Rights

Terry L. Anderson and Peter J. Hill Editors

The Technology of Property Right describes the influence of technoogy and technological change on the definition and enforcement of property rights. In a historical context, barbed wire provides the quintessential example of how technology can lower the cost of defining and enforcing property rights. This book provides more modern examples for fisheries, whales, water quantity, and various pollutants which affect air and water quality.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
4720 Boston Way
Lanham, MD 20706
October 2001; 184 pp.

P. J. Hill is Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois and a Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, where he currently resides. He is the co-author, with Terry L. Anderson and Douglass North of Growth and Welfare in the American Past, with Terry Anderson of The Birth of a...
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Terry Anderson is a senior fellow at PERC and the former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally sensitive. His research helped launch the idea of free market...
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