An analysis of how uncertain property rights – exogenously generated by railroad land grants – stymied irrigation investment and economic development on the Western frontier.
Lone Mountain Fellow
Eric Alston is a Scholar in Residence and Faculty Director of the Hernando De Soto Capital Markets Program at Colorado University, Boulder, and a Research Associate with the Comparative Institutions Project. He was a 2017 PERC Lone Mountain Fellow. Alston received his MA in Economics from the University of Maryland and his JD from the University of Chicago.