• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Resource Allocation and Property Rights
  • 2.1 The role of property rights in limiting expropriation
  • 2.2 Insecure property rights as a barrier to trade
  • 2.3 Optimal assignment of property rights
  • 2.4 Evidence
  • 3. Endogenous Property Rights
  • 3.1 Expropriation
  • 3.2 Improving state effectiveness
  • 4. Concluding Comments
  • End Notes
  • References