About the Authors
Department of Economics George Mason University firstname.lastname@example.org Alex Tabarrok Department of Economics George Mason University
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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.
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intellectual property, patents, copyright, public choice, Virginia school, Bloomington school, institutional economics, Institutional Analysis and Development