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Perspectives on Property Law, Fourth Edition

Robert C. Ellickson, Carol M. Rose, Henry E. Smith


  • ISBN: 9781454842026

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    Perspectives on Property Law continues its lengthy track record of success of combining fascinating and essential readings and materials pertaining to property law with author commentary. Now in its Fourth Edition, this update adds nationally renowned property scholar Henry E. Smith as co-author to its already impressive author team.

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    Page Count 496
    Published 05/02/2014
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    Chapter 1   The Debate over Private Property

    Chapter 2   The Problem of the Commons

    Chapter 3   The Significance of Possession

    Chapter 4   The Coase Theorem and Its Limitations

    Chapter 5   Property Rules, Liability Rules

    Chapter 6   Property Rights that Arise Outside the Legal System

    Chapter 7   Transacting and Trading

    Chapter 8   The Subdivision of Property Interests

    Chapter 9   Land Use and the Environment

    Chapter 10 The Public Dimension of Property

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    Carol M. Rose

    Carol M. Rose is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She joined the Law School faculty in 1989. Professor Rose teaches property, land use, environmental law, natural resources law, and intellectual property law. Her publications include Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms(2013), with Richard R.W. Brooks; Perspectives on Property Law (3rd edition), with Robert Ellickson and Bruce Ackerman (2000); andProperty and Persuasion: Essays on the History, Theory and Rhetoric of Ownership (1994). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Rose received her B.A. from Antioch in 1962, her M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1963, her Ph.D. in History from Cornell in 1969, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1977.

    Robert C. Ellickson

    Robert C. Ellickson has been a Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law at Yale Law School since 1988. He was formerly a member of the law faculties at USC and Stanford. His major research interests, as the title of his chair suggests, are property, land use, housing, urban history, and social norms. He also is a veteran teacher of torts. He has been a visiting professor at the Harvard and University of Chicago Law Schools.

    Henry E. Smith

    Henry E. Smith is the Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he directs the Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Previously, he taught at the Northwestern University School of Law and was the Fred A. Johnston Professor of Property and Environmental Law at Yale Law School. He holds an A.B. from Harvard, a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford, and a J.D. from Yale. After law school he clerked for the Hon. Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Smith has written primarily on the law and economics of property and intellectual property, with a focus on how property-related institutions lower information costs and constrain strategic behavior. He teaches primarily in the areas of property, intellectual property, natural resources, remedies, taxation, and law and economics. His books include The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Property (2010, coauthored with Thomas W. Merrill), Property: Principles and Policies(2d ed, 2012, coauthored with Thomas W. Merrill), and Principles of Patent Law (6th ed., 2013, co-authored with F. Scott Kieff, Pauline Newman, and Herbert F. Schwartz). He is the coeditor of The Research Handbook on the Economics of Property Law (2011, with Kenneth Ayotte), Philosophical Foundations of Property Law (2013, with James Penner), and Perspectives on Property Law (4th ed., in press, with Robert C. Ellickson and Carol M. Rose).

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