Investigating the Basis of Property: An Action Oriented Planning Workshop

Apr 15, 2003
8:00am6:30pm
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

This conference was sponsored by The Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research and George Mason Univeristy School of Law.

Agenda

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Agenda 
     Margaret Gruter, Law and Biology, Gruter Institute
     Mark Grady, Law and Economics, George Mason University

8:45 - 9:30 Questions and Themes 
     • What Should a Scientific Exploration of Property Investigate?
     • Looking for Property Solutions in Human Biology, Neurology, Culture and Rationality
     Oliver R. Goodenough, Law, Vermont
     Paul Zak, Economics, Claremont Graduate University; Neurology, Loma Linda University

9:30 - 10:45 The Mystery of Property 
     Hernando de Soto, Institute for Liberty and Democracy 
     Comment and Discussion Discussion Leader: 
     Todd Zywicki, Law, Director George Mason University Program on Law & Evolution

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:15 Property and Markets 
     Vernon Smith, Law and Economics, George Mason University 
     Comment and Discussion Discussion Leader: 
     Kevin McCabe, Law and Economics, George Mason University

12:15 - 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 - 3:00 Investigating Property in Established and Transitional Systems
     Elinor Ostrom, Economics, Indiana University
     Richard Pipes, History, Harvard University
     Robert Cooter, Law and Economics, UC Berkeley
     Wolfgang Fikentscher, Law, University of Munich Michael Heller, Law, Columbia University

3:00 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 4:00 Research Reports
     Jeff Stake Law, Indiana University
     Dorothy Glancy, Law, Santa Clara University
     Bruce Johnsen, Law and Economics, George Mason University

4:00 - 5:30 Planning a Research Path: A Guided Discussion
     Monika Gruter Cheney, Law, Gruter Institute 
     Paul Zak, Economics, Claremont Graduate University; Neurology, Loma                  Linda University

5:30-6:30 Reception – Merctaus Center, Fourth Floor Hosted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University