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Property Law and Economics
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Property Law and Economics

9781847205650 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Boudewijn Bouckaert, Professor of Law, University of Ghent, Belgium
Publication Date: 2010 ISBN: 978 1 84720 565 0 Extent: 352 pp
This study covers property law and property rights, providing a full summary and comprehensive bibliography of the existing law, together with discussion from an economic perspective on the most important aspects of property law. Leading experts have brought together their knowledge and insight on a full range of issues – including comparative property law and the history of property law – to create a truly autonomous interdisciplinary resource.

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This study covers property law and property rights, providing a full summary and comprehensive bibliography of the existing law, together with discussion from an economic perspective on the most important aspects of property law. Leading experts have brought together their knowledge and insight on a full range of issues – including comparative property law and the history of property law – to create a truly autonomous interdisciplinary resource.

This essential reference work will strongly appeal to scholars and students enrolled in academic programmes of law and economics. Academic lawyers involved in research and teaching of private (common) law, practicing lawyers in the field of real estate law, as well as economists involved in researching development economics and transition economics will also find this an invaluable resource.
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‘This book contains illuminating and carefully written literature reviews on the central topics of the economics of property rights and institutions. As a bonus, it includes two fascinating chapters on topics off the beaten path – slavery and new types of property rights in environmental goods. This book will be indispensible for students and experienced scholars alike.’
– Eric Posner, University of Chicago Law School, US
Contributors
Contributors: B. Akkermans, B. Bouckaert, J.W. Bowers, D.H. Cole, B. Depoorter, J. Evans Stake, C. Hess, K. Hoofs, A. Kontoleon, E. Ostrom, T. Swanson, S. van Erp, J. Wahl
Contents
Contents:

1. Introduction
Boudewijn Bouckaert

2. Property Rights in Legal History
Kim Hoofs

3. Property Rights: A Comparative View
Sjef van Erp and Bram Akkermans

4. Private and Common Property Rights
Elinor Ostrom and Charlotte Hess

5. Original Assignment of Private Property
Boudewijn Bouckaert

6. Decomposition of Property Rights
Jeffrey Evans Stake

7. Nuisance
Timothy Swanson and Andreas Kontoleon

8. Adverse Possession
Ben Depoorter

9. Title Systems and Recordation of Interests
Boudewijn Bouckaert

10. The Economics of Slavery
Jenny Wahl

11. New Forms of Private Property: Property Rights in Environmental Goods
Daniel H. Cole

12. Security Interests, Creditors’ Priorities, and Bankruptcy
James W. Bowers

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