Course Page for Summer School on Imperfect Property Rights(««)

Course Materials (Preliminary)
Slides Set 1
Slides Set 2
Slides Set 3
Reading List Property Rights

11-12 May, 9am - 1pm

Day 1 - Gerald Pech: Theory

Preliminary Reading List (a long list will follow)

Part 1: Foundations of Property Rights

Books and Book Chapters
Acemoglu, Daron and James Robinson 2012. Why Nations Fail. New York: Crown Publishers.

Ostrom, Elinor and Charlotte Hess. 2010. Private and Common Property Rights, in B.Bouckaert (ed.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Journal Articles
Acemoglu, Daron. 2003. “Why Not a Political Coase Theorem: Social Conflict, Commitment, and Politics.” Journal of Comparative Economics 31: 620–652

Acemoglu, Daron and Simon Johnson. 2005. “Unbundling Institutions.” Journal of Political Economy 113 (5): 949-995.

Part 2: Property Rights in Transition Economies

Olson, Mancur. 2000. Power and Prosperity: Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorships. New York: Basic Books.

Varese, Francesco, The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy, Oxford University Press 2001.

Journal Articles
Myerson, Roger B. 2008. “The Autocrat's Credibility Problem and Foundations of the Constitutional State.” The American Political Science Review 102: 125-139.

Guriev, Sergei and Konstantin Sonin. 2009. “Dictators and Oligarchs: A Dynamic Theory of Contested Property Rights.” Journal of Public Economics 93: 1-13.

Part 3: Land Rights

Lipton, Michael. 2009. Land Reform in Developing Countries: Property Rights and Property Wrongs. London and New York: Routledge.

Day 2 - Dina Sharipova