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 emeritus of economics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and a Senior Fellow at PERC.An economic historian by training, Hill has written on institutional change and the evolution of property rights. His book with Terry Anderson, The Not So Wild, Wild West, challenged many of the traditional theories of how the West was...
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Terry Anderson is the William A. Dunn Distinguished Senior Fellow and 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...
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