What is property, and why does our species happen to have it?
Bart J. Wilson is the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University. He uses methods in experimental economics to explore the origins of property and systems of exchange and specialization. Another of his research programs compares decision making in humans, apes, and monkeys. Bart has published papers in the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Nature Human Behaviour. His research has been supported with grants from the National Science Foundation and the Federal Trade Commission. He is a member of the Economic Science Institute and Director of the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, both at Chapman University.