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"The common-property literature has often focused on the question of efficiency. Here we consider distributional issues instead. How should the benefits of the commons (say, a fishery) be distributed? We approach the question from the viewpoint of ownership rather than income redistribution. "A...
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"Institutional approaches to social dilemmas have so far focused on how to create incentive structures that channel individuals' behavior into socially desirable outcomes assuming that everyone is selfish. However, the presumption of universal selfishness is not only empirically invalid but may...
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of the commons.' This dissertation combines the tools of game theory and experimental methods to gain a broader …
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"In this study, individual level behavior is investigated in the context of computer assisted voluntary contribution mechanism public good (VCM) provision experiments and common pool resource (CPR) appropriation experiments. Previous studies of these environments have concentrated on aggregate...
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"In past contributions to CPR theory, the issue of salience/dependence on a resource has been flagged up as a one of a … high. However, cases do exist of CPRs in which this assumption does not hold, and consequently, related theory proves to be … into question the possibility and utility of constructing a coherent CPR meta-theory." …
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"This theme paper focuses on political institutions and their effects on social choice. Institutions are argued to play a mediating rolebetween the preferences of individuals and social choices. In addition to playing an endogenous role in molding and channeling preferences, institutions...
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"The rapidly emerging 'new science' of nonequilibrium systems theory may offer common property researchers and scholars …. Deriving from the dynamical holism of quantum physics, nonequilibrium theory engages the spontaneity, chaos, interrelatedness … paper explores the aspects of nonequilibrium theory which may be instructive in an expanded vision of common property …
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"This paper reports the design and testing of a coordination process for finding a group agreement simultaneously about cost sharing and the nature of a shared good. The process was designed to search for a cost sharing equilibrium, a particular type of Pareto optimum. The cost share equilibrium...
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"What makes social-ecological systems robust? In this paper we look at the institutional configurations that affect the interactions among resources, resource users, public infrastructure providers, and public infrastructures. We propose a framework that helps to identify potential...
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"Our focus in this paper is with the transaction costs inherent in most decision making settings. We specifically investigate an "institution free" collective choice mechanism that includes costs to calling votes. A set of models show that under low costs (i.e., where no cost-induced equilibrium...
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