This paper examines changes in institutions that protected property rights in the Alps between the thirteenth and the nineteenth century and, in particular, alternative management systems adopted for the common pastures and forests in about two hundred communities. Over time, private-order institutions in the form of charters replaced informal arrangements sustained by the long-run interaction among villagers. Although costly to run, the charters accomplished several tasks that increased resource use efficiency.

Casari M. (2007). Emergence of endogenous legal institutions: property rights and community governance in the Italian Alps. THE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 67(1), 191-226 [10.1017/S0022050707000071].

Emergence of endogenous legal institutions: property rights and community governance in the Italian Alps

CASARI, MARCO
2007

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This paper examines changes in institutions that protected property rights in the Alps between the thirteenth and the nineteenth century and, in particular, alternative management systems adopted for the common pastures and forests in about two hundred communities. Over time, private-order institutions in the form of charters replaced informal arrangements sustained by the long-run interaction among villagers. Although costly to run, the charters accomplished several tasks that increased resource use efficiency.
2007
Casari M. (2007). Emergence of endogenous legal institutions: property rights and community governance in the Italian Alps. THE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 67(1), 191-226 [10.1017/S0022050707000071].
Casari M.
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