Alliances, Commons, and Shared Resources|
Spring 2019 not offered
Some resources are only useful in large units and therefore need to be shared by multiple users. Examples include agricultural and forest land, fisheries, streaming video and music services, highways, computer platforms, and news reporting. This course studies methods of sharing resources including common property, formal and informal alliances, clubs, open source, and government regulation and ownership. Students interested in the environment, rural development, news and entertainment media, transportation, and communications should consider this course, as we will cover all of those topics and see their economic similarities.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
Hansmann, Henry. THE OWNERSHIP OF ENTERPRISE. Harvard University Press, 1966.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading responses, presentations, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Applications for POI should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This course will be taught in conjunction with the Center for the Humanities Spring 2017 theme " Intellectual Property and Intellectual Piracy." See www.wesleyan.edu/humanities/index.html for the description. In your e-mail, please describe your interest in this theme and how it relates to your academic or personal background. I will choose a mix of social science and humanities backgrounds to facilitate the interdisciplinary nature of this course.