Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University
Publications 465
#1Maria Damon (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 4
#2Daniel H. Cole (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 12
Last.Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 31
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“Grandfathering†grants preferential treatment to existing resource users over new entrants based on prior use. Grandfathering is based on the concept of first-in-time or prior appropriation and has been applied to a broad range of environmental and resource issues. We synthesize legal, economic, and political science perspectives and find that grandfathering removes incentives for users to anticipate regulations with proactive abatement. We analyze institutions ranging from long-enduring com...
#1Carles BoixH-Index: 20
Last.Anne WrenH-Index: 2
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#1Elinor OstromH-Index: 102
#2Joanna BurgerH-Index: 67
Last.David PolicanskyH-Index: 9
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#1T. K. AhnH-Index: 20
#2Marco A. JanssenH-Index: 48
Last.Elinor OstromH-Index: 102
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#1Marco A. JanssenH-Index: 48
#2Robert HolahanH-Index: 5
Last.Elinor Ostrom (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 102
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#1Elinor OstromH-Index: 102
#2Larry SchroederH-Index: 11
Last.Susan WynneH-Index: 3
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This paper, which draws on principles from the new institutional economics and institutional analysis, argues that a principal underlying cause of the lack of sustained rural infrastructure investments in developing countries is the set or sets of perverse incentives facing participants in the development and operation of such facilities. The analysis examines the intermediate transaction costs of providing and producing public goods under six different institutional arrangements, each of which ...