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"Triangulating Property Rights"

Start/End Wednesday, November 28, 2012 06:15 PM EST -- 07:45 PM EST
Location Name Heyman Center for the Humanities, 2nd-floor common room (CU ID needed to enter the building)

Private property rights are widely considered effective institutional arrangement to allocate scarce goods and combat what has been termed the "tragedy of the commons". Their use for governing essential resources, such as food, water and shelter under conditions of scarcity, however, is less certain. Any governance regime for such resources must meet at least three baseline conditions: equity (fair access), efficiency (improved productivity and growth) and (environmental) sustainability. The Panel Discussion on Triangulating Property Rights seeks to advance alternative governance solutions drawing on theory, legal and empirical research.

Co-chairs:

Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food; Professor of Law, Louvain School of Law

Panelists:

Hanoch Dagan, Professor of Law, Tel Aviv Law School

Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Professor of Law, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Terra Lawson-Remer, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Economics, New School; member of Council on Foreign Relations

Paige West, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College

Klaus Deininger, Lead Economist, Development Economics Group at the World Bank