The Disciplines Series: The Idea of Development

Triangulating Property Rights

Wednesday, November 28, 2012  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

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Heyman Center

Center for Global Legal Transformation

Committee on Global Thought

Private property rights are widely considered an 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 by drawing on theory, as well as legal and empirical research.

This event is made possible by generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


  • Featured Speaker

    Hanoch Dagan


    Tel Aviv Law School

  • Featured Speaker

    Sudhir Krishnaswamy


    Azim Premji University, Bangalore

  • Featured Speaker

    Terra Lawson-Remer

    Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Economics

    New School and Council on Foreign Relations

  • Featured Speaker

    Paige West

    Professor of Anthropology

    Barnard College

  • Featured Speaker

    Klaus Deininger

    Lead Economist, Development Economics Group

    The World Bank

  • Co-chair

    Katharina Pistor

    Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law

    Columbia Law School

  • Co-chair

    Olivier De Schutter

    Professor and UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food

    Louvain School of Law


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