Distributing the Benefits from the Commons

dc.contributor.authorSilvestre, Joaquimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T14:29:45Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T14:29:45Z
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-11-19en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-11-19en_US
dc.description.abstract"The common-property literature has often focused on the question of efficiency. Here we consider distributional issues instead. How should the benefits of the commons (say, a fishery) be distributed? We approach the question from the viewpoint of ownership rather than income redistribution. "A first set of issues is the welfare comparison of an initial, inefficient status quo, called the open access solution, and various final, efficient allocations reached by regulation or privatization. We generalize Weitzman's result that fishers become worse off by privatization and we extend the analysis to the welfare of consumers. "Next we ask: What implications does the public ownership of the resource have for the distribution of its benefits? We analyze alternative approaches and propose a distribution rule based on the notion that both fishers and consumers should obtain the same rate of return from their (direct or indirect) contributors towards the fruits of the commons."en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdatesSeptember 17-20, 1992en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferenceInequality and the Commons, the Third Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Propertyen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocWashington, DCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/402
dc.subjectcommon pool resourcesen_US
dc.subjectfisheries--theoryen_US
dc.subjecttragedy of the commonsen_US
dc.subjectIASCen_US
dc.subject.sectorTheoryen_US
dc.titleDistributing the Benefits from the Commonsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US

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