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  1. Climate Change and U.S. Cities

    Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptations
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    William Solecki

    William Solecki examines the challenge climate change creates for city planning complicated by the fact that barring serious intervention, some urban land may eventually be underwater. Climate change...

  2. Economic Regulation of Utility Infrastructure

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2013
    Janice A. Beecher

    In this paper, Janice A. Beecher examines public infrastructure as having characteristics of both public and private goods that earn a separate classification as a toll good. Utilities demonstrate a...

  3. Chicago and Its Skyway

    Lessons from an Urban Megaproject
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2013
    Louise Nelson Dyble

    In this paper, Louise Nelson Dyble examines the history of political leadership throughout the Chicago Skyway’s development as a public project and assesses the lessons from its eventual...

  4. Metropolitan Cities

    Their Rise, Role, and Future
    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Shahid Yusuf

    In this paper, the author points out that the world’s population crossed the 7 billion mark in 2011, more than half of it in cities. Each week the ranks of urban residents increase by 1million and on...

  5. Opportunities and Limits for the Evolution of Property Rights Institutions

    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2011
    Thráinn Eggertsson

    In this paper, Thráinn Eggertsson examines how assumptions based on national politics and hard-to-obtain and limited data yield valuable tools for exploring the logic of institutional changes to...

  6. The Variety of Property Systems and Rights in Natural Resources

    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2011
    Daniel H. Cole and Elinor Ostrom

    In this paper, Daniel H. Cole and Elinor Ostrom examine the current state of property theory relative to the impressive range, scope, and depth of recent social-scientific investigations into real-...

  7. Gold Rush Legacy

    American Minerals and the Knowledge Economy
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2011
    Karen Clay and Gavin Wright

    In this paper, Karen Clay and Gavin Wright argue that the gold-mining camps of California had a more complex governance structure than economic historians have supposed. In some respects, the mining...

  8. Gold Rushes Are All the Same

    Labor Rules the Diggings
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2011
    Andrea G. McDowell

    In this paper, Andrea G. McDowell compares the California gold rush with others around the world and finds important common traits. She finds that the governance structure of California mining claims...

  9. Property Creation by Regulation

    Rights to Clean Air and Rights to Pollute
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2011
    Daniel H. Cole

    In this paper, Daniel H. Cole argues that, contrary to both the suppositions of some legal scholars and the theoretical underpinnings of regulatory takings doctrine, government regulations not only...

  10. Rights to Pollute

    Assessment of Tradable Permits for Air Pollution
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2011
    Nives Dolšak

    In this paper, Nives Dolšak examines the property-based approach to air-pollution control known as “cap-and-trade” and analyzes aspects of its institutional design and implementation, particularly...

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