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Public Choice

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Alexander Tabarrok, | Nov 21, 2013
We mine two underexplored traditions for insights into intellectual property: the public choice or Virginia school, centered on James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, and the Bloomington or Institutional Analysis and Development school, centered on Elinor Ostrom and Vincent Ostrom. We apply the perspectives of each school to issues of intellectual property and develop new insights, questions, and focuses of attention. We also explore tensions and synergies between the two schools on issues of intellectual property.
Peter J. Boettke, Paul Dragos Aligica | Oct 06, 2011
The Ostrom's approach is well-known for aiming not so much at grand theory building but rather at specific problems of collective action, governance, and social dilemmas. Making the practical and applied dimension the starting point as well as the filter of our interest reveals a different configuration of concepts marking and linking the practice-to-theory continuum.
Xiaofei "Sophia" Pan, Daniel Houser | Apr 2011
Cooperation is indispensable in human societies, and much progress has been made towards understanding human pro-social decisions.
Antony Davies, John Pulito | Nov 22, 2010
How does your government regulate alcohol? This Q&A paper analyzes alcohol-control policies in the states.
Peter J. Boettke | Feb 2010
This paper begins with Elinor Ostrom's work on regulating the commons and pushes the argument further, asking whether the foundation of an effective system of regulation must be found first and…
Christopher Coyne | Jul 01, 2009
Even regulations motivated by the best of intentions can have perverse secondary effects that generate significant costs.

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Books

Anthony Evans, Paul Dragos Aligica | Mar 13, 2009
Very few studies have ventured to explore the shift in economic ideas that were such a critical factor in shaping and understanding the East European transition process. Paul Dragos Aligica and…

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