The Technology of Property Rights combines the understanding of institutions and institutional change with a discussion of the latest technologies and their influence on the measurement and monitoring of property rights. The contributors analyze specific applications for fisheries, whales, water quality, various pollutants, as well as other pressing environmental issues. No other work brings together an economic understanding of environmental issues with technological expertise in the way this volume does.
Terry L. Anderson is director of the Political Economy Research Center in Bozeman, Montana; senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; and author of numerous articles and books. Peter J. Hill is professor of economics at Wheaton College and a senior associate at the Political Research Center.
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Technology of Property Rights Chapter 2 Legal Foundations for Evolving Property Rights Technologies Chapter 3 The Role of Geographic Information Systems in Water Rights Management Chapter 4 Enforcing Property Rights in Western Water: Is It Better to Be Upstream with a Shovel or Downstream with a Model? Chapter 5 Using Geographic Information System Mapping and Education for Watershed Protection through Better-Defined Property Rights Chapter 6 Technology and Property Rights in Fisheries Management Chapter 7 The Potential of High Technology for Establishing Tradable Rights to Whales Chapter 8 Feasibility of Contaminant Source Identification for Property Rights Enforcement Chapter 9 Property Rights and Technology Innovation: Legal Remedies and Pollution Abatement in U.S. Mining