Public Choice and Bloomington School Perspectives on Intellectual Property

44 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2018

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Eli Dourado

Center for Growth and Opportunity

Alexander T. Tabarrok

George Mason University - Department of Economics; Mercatus Center

Date Written: 11/21/2013

Abstract

We mine two underexplored traditions for insights into intellectual property: the public choice or Virginia school, centered on James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, and the Bloomington or Institutional Analysis and Development school, centered on Elinor Ostrom and Vincent Ostrom. We apply the perspectives of each school to issues of intellectual property and develop new insights, questions, and focuses of attention. We also explore tensions and synergies between the two schools on issues of intellectual property.

Suggested Citation

Dourado, Eli and Tabarrok, Alexander T., Public Choice and Bloomington School Perspectives on Intellectual Property (11/21/2013). MERCATUS WORKING PAPER, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3211629 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3211629

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