Diicussion paper

Can you help me understand this Economics question?

discussing the possible use of common property to address the commons problem. Please develop your discussion within the context of either (1) Acheson and the lobster fiefs or (2) Cinner and customary marine tenure in the Indo-Pacific. Note: you don’t have to read Acheson if you read Cinner and vice versa, but in either case you should show evidence of having read Hardin and either Wade or Seabright.

Conceptual Assignment


Read this or Seabright.

Wade, R. 1987. “The Management of Common Property

Resources: Finding a Cooperative Solution.”

World Bank

Research Observer

2(2): 219-234.

pdf file is available on class website.

Conceptual Assignment


Read this or Wade.

Seabright, P. “Managing Local Commons: Theoretical Issues in

Incentive Design

.” Journal of Economic Perspectives

7(4): 113-


Application Assignment


Read this or Cinner.

Acheson J. 1975. “The Lobster Fiefs: Economic and Ecological

Effects of Territoriality in the Marine Lobster Industry.”




Application Assignment


Read this or Acheson.

Cinner, J. 2005. “Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Customary

Marine Tenure in the Indo-Pacific.

Ecology and Society


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