Robert C. Ellickson

Yale Law School

Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520-8215

United States

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1.

The Evolution of Social Norms: A Perspective from the Legal Academy

Yale Law School, Program for Studies in Law, Economics and Public Policy, Working Paper No. 230
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 28 Nov 1999
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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Zoning and the Cost of Housing: Evidence from Silicon Valley, Greater New Haven, and Greater Austin

Number of pages: 97 Posted: 29 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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zoning, exclusionary zoning, housing costs, lot sizes, multifamily housing, open space

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Stone-Age Property in Domestic Animals

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 468
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 31 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2016
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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property rights, domestic animals, cattle, dogs, Stone Age, Neolithic Period, Friedrich Engels, William Blackstone

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Unpacking the Household: Informal Property Rights Around the Hearth

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 116, 2006
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 10 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2011
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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Household, family, homeownership, landlord, co-ownership, social norms, theory of the firm, intentional community, housing

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The Law and Economics of Street Layouts: How a Grid Pattern Benefits a Downtown

Alabama Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 26 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2012
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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streets, grid, capitalization, disaster

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The Zoning Strait-Jacket: The Freezing of American Neighborhoods of Single-Family Houses

Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Jan 2020
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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Zoning, Exclusionary Zoning, Land Use, Housing, Local Politics, Neighborhoods, NIMBYism

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The Affirmative Duties of Property Owners

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 499
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2014
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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property rights and duties, affirmative legal duties, information costs, redistribution, property

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The Mediocrity of Government Subsidies to Mixed-Income Housing Projects

Prepared for the Conference on Land Policies and Land Rights sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge MA, June 2-3, 2008. A revised version has been published under the title "The False Promise of the Mixed-Income Housing Project," 57 UCLA L. Rev. 983 (2010).
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 29 May 2012
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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affordable housing, housing policy, inclusionary zoning, mixed-income housing, public housing, housing vouchers, Section 8, neighborhood integration

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The Costs of Complex Land Titles: Two Examples from China

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 441
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 29 May 2012
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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China, land tenure, dian, economic development

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Trends in Legal Scholarship: A Statistical Study

A revised version has been published in Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 28, January 2000
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Nov 1999
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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The Puzzle of the Optimal Social Composition of Neighborhoods

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 337
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 May 2006
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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integration, segregation, Tiebout, exclusionary zoning, clubs

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Two Cheers for the Bundle-of-Sticks Metaphor, Three Cheers for Merrill and Smith

Econ Journal Watch, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 215, September 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Dec 2011
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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property, bundle of rights, exclusion, legal realism, law and economics

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A Hayekian Case Against Anarcho-Capitalism: Of Street Grids, Lighthouses, and Aid to the Destitute

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 569
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2017
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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anarcho-capitalism, Hayek, Rothbard, Nozick, public goods, territorial government

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Open Space in an Urban Area: Might There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 525
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2015
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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open space, parks, large-lot zoning, conservation easements, agglomeration benefits

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When Civil Society Uses an Iron Fist: The Roles of Private Associations in Rulemaking and Adjudication

Forthcoming, American Law and Economics Review
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2016
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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Associations, FIFA, NFL, De Tocqueville, Sports Leagues, Civil Society

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Federalism and Kelo: A Question for Richard Epstein

Tulsa Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2009
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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federalism, Kelo, eminent domain, Richard Epstein, conservative thought

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The Inevitable Trend Toward Universally Recognized Signals of Property Claims: An Essay for Carol Rose

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 19, March 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2010
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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property, property claims, interpretative communities, sign language

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Legal Sources of Residential Lock-Ins: Why French Households Move Half as Often as American Households

University of Illinois Law Review, March 2012
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2011
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
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residential mobility, france, landlord and tenant, land use, rent control, social capital

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The Damage Inflicted by French Rent Controls Between 1914 and 1948

Metropolitics Blog, February 26, 2019
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 29 Mar 2019
Robert C. Ellickson and David Le Bris
Yale Law School and University of Toulouse - Toulouse Business School
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Rent Controls, Housing, France, French Housing