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A. ALLAN SCHMID

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

        Home address:                  1014 Walbridge, East Lansing, MI  48823

        Place of birth:                        Dawson, Nebraska

        Date of birth:                        March 12, 1935

Phone: 517/355-2266 Fax:  517/432-1800 E-mail: schmid@msu.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

        Undergraduate:

                University of Nebraska, 1956                 B.S.

       

        Graduate:

                University of Wisconsin, 1957                 M.S.

                University of Wisconsin, 1959                 Ph.D.

 

        Academic Specialization:

                Undergraduate:        Agricultural Economics

        Graduate: Resource economics, general agricultural economics, and regional planning (including courses in law and political science)

 

        Thesis Subject:

                 M.S.  - The Soil Bank:  An Appraisal of the Experience in Rock County, Wisconsin

                Ph.D. - Water Allocation and Development in Wisconsin

 

        Scholastic Honors:

                Alpha Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta, scholastic honoraries

                University Fellow, University of Wisconsin

 

EXPERIENCE

 

        Former Positions:

                Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, 1956-1959

                Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, 1959-1964

                Associate Professor, Michigan State University, 1964-1968

 

        Present Position:

                University Distinguished Professor,

                Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University, 1968 to present.

 

Research and teaching in institutional & behavioral economics, resource economics, rural development, public finance, and public choice.

 

Part-time teaching of general economics, Justin Morrill College of Michigan State University, 1965, 1966, 1967.

 

On leave September 1968 to September 1969 with the Systems Analysis Group (Civil Works), U.S. Department of the Army, Office of the Secretary.

 

 

GRANTS, AWARDS, CONSULTANTSHIPS

 

1.       Travel grant from American Farm Economic Association to attend International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Lyon, France, 1964.

 

2.       Grant from Resources for the Future, Inc., for visiting scholar in Washington, D.C., August 1964 to August 1965.  Research on rural to urban land conversion.

 

3.       Consultant, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture on rural poverty programs, July 1965.

 

4.       Member of North Central Land Economics Research Committee and Inter-Regional Land Economics Research Committee.

 

5.       Testimony on "Rural to Urban Land Conversion", National Commission on Urban Problems, June 10, 1967.

 

6.       Consultant to Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique, Dijon, France, July, 1974.  Also June, 1990, project on agriculture and ground water pollution.

 

7.       McLean Memorial Lecturer, University of Guelph, Canada, 1969.

 

8.       Sabbatical leave 1981 with Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland and University of Bath, England.

 

9.       Consultant, U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, 1984-1985 and 1990.

 

10. Guest lecturer in Public Finance, University of Perugia, Italy, November 13-

December 9, 1985.

 

11. Chairman, NCR-142 Regional Research Committee on the Economics of Bio-Technology, 1985.

 

12. Sabbatical leave 1989-90, Indiana, Cornell, Princeton, Cal-Berkeley, Arizona, Harvard, Maryland, George Mason, London, and Perugia Universities.

 

13. Travel grant to present paper at International Agricultural Economics Association Inter-Conference, Namibia, July, 1990.

 

14. Consultant, Agricultural Market Institutions for USAID, Bamako, Mali, December 1990, and March, 1992.

 

15. FAO Conference on Agricultural Restructuring, Nitra, Czechoslovakia, May, 1992.

 

-----16       Quality of Communication Award from American Agricultural Economics Association, 1992.

 

17.    Visit to Latvian Agricultural University, Jelgava, March, 1993.

 

18. World Bank Mission to Romania:  Agricultural Transition Strategy, March, 1993.

 

19. Consultant, State of Michigan, Dept. of Management & Budget, January 1993.

 

20. Grant, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, 1993.

21. Grant, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, Fiscal Impact Study, 1996.

22. Consultant, International Livestock Research Institute, Zimbabwe, Jan. 1997.

23.    Visit to Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing, Jan. 1997.

        --------24.    Sabbatical leave, London School of Economics and Cambridge University, 1998.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Agricultural Economics Association

International Association of Agricultural Economics

Association for Evolutionary Economics

American Economics Association

Association for Social Economics

 

SERVED AS MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARD OF

 

Land Economics, 1969-1971

Journal of Economics Issues, 1972-1975

        American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1978, 1979, 1980

European Journal of Law and Economics, 1994-2004

 

Downloadable Papers

BOOKS

 

Converting Land from Rural to Urban Uses, published for Resources for the Future, by John Hopkins Press, 1968.

 

Property, Power and Public Choice, New York:  Praeger, 1978. Second edition, 1987.  Chinese translation, 1999.

 

Law and Economics:  An Institutionalist Perspective, Boston:  Martinus Nijhoff, 1980 (with Warren Samuels).

 

Policy Aspects of Land-Use Planning in Ireland, Dublin:  The Economic and Social Research Institute, 1983, (with Frank Convery).

 

Tra Economia e Diritti.  Bologna:  Il Mulino, 1988.

 

Benefit-Cost Analysis: A Political Economy Approach.  Boulder:  Westview Press. 1989.  Indonesian translation, Analisis Biaya Manfaat, 1993.

 

The Economy As A Process of Evaluation.  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1997. (With W. Samuels and  S. Medema.)

 

        Beyond Agriculture and Economics, editor. East Lansing: Michigan State University      Press, 1997.

 

        Conflict and Cooperation: Institutional and Behavioral Economics. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Chinese translation published by Renmin University Press, Beijing.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

"Institutions Affecting Decision Making in Agriculture," in Economics and Management in Agriculture, edited by Warren Vincent.  Prentice-Hall, 1962.

 

Chapter 2, "Marketing in Social Perspective," (with James Shaffer) and Chapter 3, "Marketing in Economic Development," (with James Bonnen and Carl Eicher) in Agricultural Market Analysis, edited by Vernon Sorenson.  Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Michigan State University, 1964.

 

"The Role of Grants, Exchange and Property Rights in Environmental Policy," in Transfers in an Urbanized Society, edited by Kenneth Boulding and Martin Pfaff.  Wadsworth, 1972. 

 

"The Economics of Property Rights," in The Chicago School of Political Economy, edited by Warren Samuels, 1976.

 

"Interdependence and Impacts:  Toward the Integration of Externality, Public Goods, and Grants Theories." (with Warren Samuels) in Taxing and Spending Policy, edited by Samuels and Wade.  Lexington Books, 1980.

 

“Die Okonomische Theirie der Eigentumsrechte: Ein Besprechungsaufatz,” in Eigentumscrehte und Partizipation, edited by Backhaus and Nutzinger.  Frankfurt:  Haag and Herchen, 1983.

 

"Broadening Capital Ownership," in New Directions in Economic Policy, edited by Alperovitz and Skurski, University of Notre Dame Press, 1984.

 

"Property Rights In Seeds and Micro-organisms," in Public Policy and the Natural Environment, edited by Goodwin and Ingram,  JAI Press, 1985.

 

"Neo-Institutional Economic Theory:  Issues of Landlord and Tenant Law," in Contract and Organization, edited by T. Daintith and G. Teubner, Berlin:  Walter de Gruyter, 1986.

 

"Impact of Suburban Land Conversion Policies on Land Price Appreciation," in Perspectives in Urban Geography, Vol. 9, Rural Urban Fringe, C.S. Yadov, ed., Concept Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1988 (with George Johnston).

 

"Economy and State: An Institutionalist Theory of Process and Learning," in Fundamentals of the Economic Role of Government, Warren Samuels, ed., Greenwood Press. 1989.

 

"Law and Economics: An Institutional Perspective,"in Law and Economics: Developments, Tensions and Prospects, Nicholas Mercuro, ed., Norwell, MA: Kluwer, 1989.

 

"Benefit, Cost, and Beyond: Review Essay," in Warren Samuels, ed., Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Vol. 8.  Greenwich CN:  JAI Press, 1990, pp. 245-251.

 

"Intellectual Property Rights," Ch. 7 in Bill Baumgardt & Marshall Martin, eds., Agricultural Biotechnology:  Issues & Choices, Purdue University, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1991 (with V.L. Lechtenberg).  (Won "Quality of Communication Award from American Agricultural Economics Association.)

 

"Interpersonal Relationships and Preferences:  Evidence and Implications," in Roger Frantz, et. al. eds., Handbook of Behavioral Economics, Vol. 2B, Behavioral Decision Making, Greenwich CN: JAI Press, 1991 (with Lindon Robison).

 

"Ideas for a New Nation:  Public Choice and the Legal Foundations of a Market Economy," in Csaba Csaki, ed., Agricultural Restructuring in Southern Africa, International Association of Agricultural Economists, 1992.

 

"Economic Interpretation of Property in Land," in G. Wunderlich (ed.).  Land Ownership and Taxation in American Agriculture, Westview: Boulder, 1993.

 

“State and Market When Command Goes Capitalist,” in David Reisman, ed., Economic Thought and Political Theory.  Kluwer, 1994,

 

"Cost-Benefit Analysis," in Hodgson, Samuels, and Tool, eds., Institutional and Evolutionary Economics, Edward Elgar, 1994.

 

"Public Choice," in Hodgson, Samuels, and Tool, eds., Institutional and Evolutionary Economics, Edward Elgar, 1994.

 

"An Evolutionary Approach to Law and Economics," in Richard England, ed., Evolutionary Concepts in Contemporary Economics, University of Michigan Press, 1994.  (with Warren Samuels and James Shaffer)

 

"The Environment and Property Rights Issues," in Daniel Bromley, ed., Handbook of Environmental Economics, Blackwell, 1995.

 

“Essay on Robert Frank,” in American Economists of the Late Twentieth Century, edited by W. Samuels. E. Elgar Publisher, 1996.

 

“Essay on Mancur Olson, in American Economists of the Late Twentieth Century, edited by W. Samuels.  E. Elgar Publisher, 1996.

 

“Costs and Power,” in Borderlands of Economics, edited by Nahid Aslanbeigui and Young Back Choi.  London: Routledge, 1997.  (With Warren Samuels)

 

"The Concept of Cost in Economics," in Samuels, Medema, & Schmid, eds. The Economy as a Process of Valuaton. Cheltenham: Elgar. (with Warren Samuels)

 

“Government, Property, Markets...In That Order...Not Government versus Markets,” in Nicholas Mercuro and Warren Samuels, eds. The Fundamental Interrelationships Between Government and Property, Stamford: JAI Press, pp. 233-37, 1999.

 

“Environmental Law and Economics,” in Jurgen G. Backhaus, ed., The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 201-05, 1999.

 

“Circular and Cumulative Causation,” in Phillip O’Hara, ed., Encyclopedia of Political Economy.  London: Rutledge, pp. 87-90, 1999.

 

“Capitalism and Socialism, Economics 144, Fall, 1956,” in Warren Sameuls, ed., Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Archival Supplement 8.  Stamford: JAI Press, pp. 79-100, 1999.

 

“An Institutional Perspective on Farming Systems Research,” in J-P. Colin and E. Crawford, eds.,. Research on Agricultural Systems: Accomplishments, Perspectives, and Issues, Huntington NY: Nova Science Publishers, Ch. 10. 2000.

 

“The Institutional Economics of Nobel Prize Winners,” in J. Biddle, J. Davis, and S. Medema, eds., Economics Broadly Considered. London: Routledge, pp. 281-311, 2001.

 

“All Environmental Policy Instruments Require A Moral Choice As To Whose Interests Count,” in D. Bromley and J. Paavola, eds., Economics, Ethics and Environmental Policy: Contested Choices. Cambridge: Blackwell, 2002. 

"Social Capital in the Reduction of Poverty," in Social Capital & the Reduction of Poverty in Latin America & the Carribiean, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, Raul Atria and Marcelo Siles, eds., 2003, with Lindon Robison. (also published in Spanish)

 

"Economic Analysis and Efficiency in Public Expenditure," (benefit-cost analysis), in Handbook of Public Finance, Jurgen Backhous & Richard Wagner, eds., Norwell MA: Kluwer, 2004.

"The Spartan School of Institutional Economics At Michigan State University," in Warren Samuels, ed., Wisconsin Government & Business and the History of Heterodox Economic Thought, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

"An Appraisal of the Soil Bank in a Corn and Dairy Area of Wisconsin," Journal of Farm Economics, February 1958.

 

"Wisconsin Drinking Water Law," Journal of American Water Works Association, December 1959.

 

"Aspects of Conservation,"  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, March 1961.

 

"Water Allocation by Permit," Land Economics, May 1961.

 

"Water and the Law in Wisconsin," Wisconsin Magazine of History, Spring 1962.

 

"Sources of Economic Growth:  The Importance of Institutional Change,"  Journal of Farm Economics, November 1963.

 

"Capitalization of Farm Program Benefits,"  Journal of Farm Economics, August 1964.

 

"Science, Art, and Agricultural Economics,"  Journal of Farm Economics, August 1965.

 

"Property, Power and Progress,"  Land Economics, August 1965. 

 

"Quality of the Environment and Man," Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, May-June 1966.

 

"Non-Market Values and Efficiency of Public Investments in Water Resources,"  American Economic Review, May 1967.

 

"Natural Resources and Growth:  Towards a Non-marginal Political Economics,"  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1969.

 

"Suburban Land Appreciation and Public Policy,"  Journal of the American Institute of Planners, January 1970.

 

Analytical Institutional Economics:  Challenging Problems in the Economics of Resources for a New Environment," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1972.

 

"Theory of Public Choice," A Review Article, Journal of Economic Issues, June 1974.

 

"Systematic Choice Among Multiple Outputs of Public Projects Without Prices,"  Social Indicators Research, 1975.

 

"A Research Approach in Institutional Alternatives in the Administration of Agrarian Development Programs," Agricultural Administration, October 1975.

 

"Polluter's Profit and Political Response:  The Dynamics of Rights Creation," Public Choice, Winter 1976 (with Warren Samuels).

 

"Public Opinion Surveys as Guides to Public Policy and Spending," Social Indicator Research, Vol. 7, 1980.

 

"Innovations Institutionnelles et Resources Naturelles,"  Economie Rurale, 143(3) May-June, 1981.

 

"Symbolic Barriers to Full Employment:  The Role of Public Debt," Journal of Economic Issues, March 1982.

 

"Public Choice In Local Judicial Systems," Public Choice, 40:7-19, 1983 (with Josef Broder).

 

"Technology, Labor Interests and the Law," Nova Law Journal, 8(3) 487-513, 1984 (with Warren Samuels, Shaffer, Solo and Woodbury).

 

"Intellectual Property Rights in Bio-Technology and Computer Technology," Zeitschrift fur die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, 141(1):127-41, 1985.

 

"Biotechnology, Plant Variety Protection, and Changing Property Institutions in Agriculture, North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, 7:129-128, 1985.

 

"Property Rights in Plants:  Implications for Biotechnology Research and Extension,"  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 69:432-437, 1987 (with Judith Stallman).

 

"Proteccion legal de variedades vegetales, biotechnologia y derechos cambiantes de propiedad en agricultura," Agricultura y Sociedad, No. 53:149-70, Octubre-Diciembre, 1989.

 

"Rethinking Cost in Population Settlement Patterns", Choices, Second Quarter, 1991, p. 39.

 

"Legal Foundations of the Market:  Implications for Formerly Socialist Countries of Eastern Europe and Africa." Journal of Economic Issues, 26:707-32, 1992.

 

“Strategic Planning and Population Settlement.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 75 (5): 1160-63, 1993 (with Scott Loveridge)

 

"Institutional Law and Economics," European Journal of Law and Economics, 1:33-51, 1994.

 

"Can Agriculture Prosper Without Increased Social Capital?" Choices, fourth quarter, 1994.  (with Lindon Robison)

 

“Applications of Social Capital Theory,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 27:59-66.   1995. (With Lindon Robison)

 

“Interest Groups, Selective Incentives, Cleverness, History and Emotion: The Case of the American Soybean Association.”  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 31:267-285, 1997.  (With David Soroko).

 

“Against Mechanism: Methodology for an Evolutionary Economics,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 81(5):1160-65, 1999. (With Paul Thompson)

 

“Affinity As Social Capital: Its Role in Development,” Journal of Socio-Economics, 29:159-171, 2000.

 

“The Role of Social Capital in the Industrialization of the Food System,” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 31(1): 15-24, 2002.  (With Lindon Robison and Peter Barry)

 

“Is Social Capital Really Capital?” Review of Social Economy, 60(1):1-21, 2002. (With Lindon Robison)

 

“Using Motive to Distinguish Social Capital from its Outputs,” Journal of Economic Issues, 36(3):747-68, 2002.

 

“The Role of Social Capital in the Industrialization of the Food system,” Agricultural and Resource Economics Rev., 40(April): 15-24, 2002.

 

OTHER ARTICLES

 

"What Are Michigan's Water Use Problems?"  Michigan Farm Economics, November 1960.

 

"Public Assistance to Land Resources," Quarterly Bulletin, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, August 1961.

 

"How Does the Nation Spend Its Money?"  Michigan Farm Economics, October 1961.

 

"Area Development:  Observations on a Failure," Journal of Farm Economics, May 1965 (with James Yoho).

 

"Why Not Let the Market Alone in Natural Resource Use,"  Michigan Farm Economics, February 1967.

 

"Employment and Industrialization in Rural Michigan,"  Michigan Farm Economics, August 1968 (with Richard Nanneman).

 

"Potential Effects of Pollution Controls on Farming,"  Michigan Farm Economics, March 1970.

 

"The Impact of Michigan's 1969 Lower Court Reorganization on Rural Citizens," Michigan Farm Economics, October 1973 (with Joe Broder).

 

"Will Local Court Reform Meet Your Needs,"  Michigan Farm Economics, September, 1977.

 

"The Role of Private Property in the History of American Agriculture, 1776-1976:  Comment,"  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, August 1977.

 

"Strategic Planning and Population Settlement," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 75(5):1022-24, 1993.

 

“Discussion: Social Capital as an Important Lever in Economic Development Policy and Private Strategy,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85(3):716-19, 2003

 

BULLETINS/MONOGRAPHS

 

The Soil Bank, Agricultural Economics Bulletin 23, University of Wisconsin, October 1957.

 

Evolution of Michigan Water Laws:  Response to Economic Development, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, 1960.

 

Michigan Water Use and Development, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, 1961.

 

Michigan Agriculture:  County Data and State Trends, Michigan Extension Service, 1962.

 

Drain Law for Michigan Landowners, E-382, Michigan Extension Service, 1963.

 

Research Approaches for Estimating the Impact of Present and Proposed Programs to Reduce Rural Poverty, Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Economic Development Division, September 1967.

Rural to Urban Land Conversion:  The Economics of Non-Marginal Change, J.S. McLean Visiting Professor Lecture, University of Guelph, Department of Agricultural Economics, Publication No. AE 69/3, March 1969.

 

Public Appropriations Structure and Performance:  The Case of PPBS in Water Resources, Michigan State University Agricultural Economics Report No. 153, January 1970.

 

A Test of Federal Water Project Evaluation Procedures with Emphasis on Regional Income and Environmental Quality, Michigan State University Agricultural Economics Report No. 158, April 1970.

 

Guidelines for Evaluating Estuary Studies, Models and Comprehensive Planning Alternatives, Systems Analysis Group, U.S. Department of the Army, August 1969.

 

Public Water Resource Project Planning and Evaluation:  Impacts, Incidence and Institutions.  Madison:  University of Wisconsin, Center for Resource Policy Studies and Programs, September 1971 (with Daniel Bromley and William Lord).

 

Impact of Alternative Federal Decision-Making Structures for Water Resource Development.  Washington, D.C.:  National Water Commission, December 1, 1971.

 

A Comprehensive Rural Health Clinic:  A Case Study of Public Program Evaluation Methodology, Michigan State University Agricultural Economics Report No. 260, December 1973 (With W. Kiene and G. Updegraff).

 

The Role of County Government in the Development and Administration of Michigan's Welfare System:  How It Works and Who Decides, Michigan State University Center for Rural Manpower and Public Affairs Special Paper No. 18, February 1974 (with R. Supalla and M. Patrick).

 

Conceptualization of Governmental Program Impacts:  Input vs. Impact Budgets, Michigan State University, Agricultural Economics Report No. 311, September 1976.

 

How to Monitor the Performance of Your District Court, Michigan State University Center for Rural Manpower and Public Affairs Report No. 52, 1978 (with J. Broder).

 

The Use of Surveys in Policy for Natural Resources.  MSU Agricultural Economics Report No. 386, February 1981 (with R. Johnson and L. Libby).

 

The Impact of Suburban Land Conversion Policies on Land Price Appreciation.  MSU Agricultural Economics Report No. 432, May 1983 (with George Johnston).

 

Genetic Engineering and the Future of the Farm and Food System in the United States, Michigan State University Extension Service, Series on the Farm and Food System in Transition, No. 15, 1984.

 

User's Guide to BENCOS--A Super Calc Template for Benefit-Cost Analysis, MSU International Development Working Paper No. 14, 1984.  Revision published as Working Paper No. 37, 1990.

 

Prison Industry Impacts and Policy Options:  A Literature Review and Conceptual Framework.  Prepared for Department of Management and Budget, State of Michigan, 1993.

 

The Economics of Population Settlement Patterns: Cost of Alternative Growth Patterns.  Ames: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Iowa State University, 1995 (with Purello).

 

Impact of Population Growth and Distribution on Local Government Expenditures In Michigan,  1981-1995.  Detroit: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, 1997.

 

 

REVIEWS

 

"Water Resources Activities," Journal of Farm Economics, August 1961.

 

"Modern Land Policy," Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, July-August 1961.

 

"Land Use Policy and Problems in the United States," Journal of Farm Economics, August 1964.

 

"Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy, by Jarrett," Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, July-August 1968.

 

"To Live on Earth," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, November 1972.

 

"Organizational Diagnosis by Levinson," Journal of Economic Issues, December 1974.

 

"Institution Building in India by Hill et. al.," Journal of Economics Issues, September 1976.

 

"Governance of Common Property Resources," Land Economics, May 1976.

 

"Property and Industrial Organization in Communist and Capitalist Nations," Journal of Economic Issues, December 1976.

 

"The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, by Richard Crossman," Journal of Economic Issues, December, 1977.

 

"Ford Administration Papers on Regulatory Reform," Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1978.

 

"Review of Pressure Groups and Politics in Antebellum Tariffs, by Jonathan Pincus," Journal of Economic Issues, 13:811-814, 1979.

 

"Review of Economic Institutions Compared, by P.J.D. Wiles," Journal of Economic Issues, 13:786-789,1979.

"Land Office Business--Land and Housing in Rapidly Growing Metropolitan Areas, by G. Sands," Journal of Regional Science, 24:148-149, 1984.

 

"Equalities:  Trade-Offs, Internal Conflicts and Change," Policy Studies Review, 3(2) 328-330, 1984.

 

"Property Rights and Compensation:  Compulsory Acquisition and Other Losses, by Jack Knetsch," Journal of Economic Issues, September 1985, pp. 581-4.

 

"The Rise and Decline of Nations, by Mancur Olson," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, November 1985, pp. 893-5.

 

"Economics and Institutions:  A Manifesto for a Modern Institutional Economics by Geoffrey M. Hodgson," Public Choice 62:295-6, 1989.

 

"Economics and Power, by Randall Bartlett,"  Public Choice, 1990.

 

"The Political Theory of Conservative Economists, by Conrad Waligorsky," Social Science Quarterly, 73:216, 1992.

 

"A Framework for Cognitive Economics, by Roger McCain," Journal of Economic Issues, 28(1):261-64, 1994.

 

"Property, Power, and American Democracy, by David Schultz," Land Economics, 70(1):123-24, 1994.

 

"Economics of Contract Choice:  An Agrarian Perspective, by V. Hayami and Otsuka." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, May, 1994.

 

“Development Betrayed, by R. Norgaard,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 77:435-36, 1995.

 

“Imperfect Alternatives: Choosing Institutions in Law Economics, and Public Policy, by Neil Komesar.”  Journal of Economic Issues, 29:971-73, 1995.

 

“Social Capital: Critical Perspectives, by S. Baron, ed.,” Journal of Economic Issues, 36(3): 824-6, 2002.

 

“The New Evolutionary Microeconomics, by Jason Potts,” Economic Record, March, 140-2, 2003.

 

“Social Capital and Economic Development: Well-Being in Developing Countries, by J Isham et.al. eds.,” International Journal of Social Economics, 31(3):315-17, 2004.

 

 "Fligstein's The Architecture of Markets," in Research in the History of Economic Thought, vol. 22-a, a research annual, Warren Samuels & Jeff Biddle, eds., Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004.


PAPERS:  Read/Published: Invited

 

"Economic Rules for Water Quality Externalities,"  in Water Resources and Economic Development of the West, Report No. 12, 1963.

 

"Economic Aspects of Dredging, Filling and Structures," Proceedings of the Inland Waters Seminar, June 1964.  Sponsored by the Attorney General, State of Michigan.

 

"Organization for Water Management," New Horizons in Water Management, Lansing:  Michigan Natural Resources Council Annual Conference, October 8, 1965, pp. 25-30.

 

"Agricultural and Rural Environment:  Fundamentals of an Environmental Health Study," prepared for a discussion held by the National Sanitation Foundation, Ann Arbor, May 2, 1966.  (Summary published in Resources Economics and a Quality Environment, Monograph No. 3.)

 

"Price Determination:  Background for Bargaining--Is Supply and Demand Obsolete?"  Farmer's Week, February 2, 1966.

 

"Towards a Science of Human Settlement--Rural Resource Development in Perspective," NCR-6 Workshop, Chicago, March 15-16, 1967.

 

"Rural to Urban Land Conversion," Hearings before National Commission on Urban Problems, June 10, 1967, Volume 1 (Washington, D.C.) pp. 314-321.

 

"Water Resource Development:  Public and Private Investment," in Opportunities for Regional Research on Water Resource Problems, University of Iowa, College of Law, Monograph No. 10, September 1968.

 

"Market Failure--Why Externalities Are Not Accounted for in the Market," in Economics of Air and Water Pollution, Water Resources Research Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, April 1969, pp. 42-50.

 

"Economic Theories of Space for Land Settlement Policy Analysis," in Land Settlement Policy, Raleigh:  North Carolina State University, Agricultural Policy Institute Series 32, February 1969, pp. 1-26.

 

"Effective Public Policy and the Government Budget:  A Uniform Treatment of Public Expenditures and Public Rules," in The Analysis and Evaluation of Public Expenditures:  The PPB System, A compendium of Papers for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, 1969, Volume 1, pp. 579-591.

 

"Benefit-Cost Analysis in One Lesson," Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous 1969-11.

 

"Developing Community Spending Priorities," Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous   1969-13.

 

"Tax Policy and Land-Use Guidance Techniques," in Land Use Policies, Chicago:  American Society of Planning Officials, 1970.

 

"Institutional Alternatives Controlling Environment for Man," in Increasing Understanding of Public Problems and Policies, Farm Foundation and National Committee on Agricultural Policy, 1970.

 

"Discussion:  Goods and Bads in Public Choice, The Economics of Integrative Systems," paper presented to Public Choice Society, Chicago, February 20, 1970.

 

"Introduction to Program Evaluation," Michigan State University Agricultural Economics Staff Paper 73-36, 1973.

 

"Role of Systematic Analysis in Government Decision Making and Resource Planning," in Integrating Land Use Planning and Environmental Impact Analysis.  Conference Proceedings, Michigan State University, April, 1975.

 

"A Primer on the Analysis of the Indirect Income and Employment Effects of Public Investment Projects," Michigan State University Agricultural Economics Staff Paper #78-21, February, 1978.

 

"A Critique of Empirical Studies of Property Rights Alternative," paper presented at Midwest Political Science Association meetings, Chicago, April 1978.

 

"Barriers to Full Employment," paper presented to Michigan State University Public Finance Workshop, November 14, 1978.

 

"Predicting Performance of Natural Resource Policies," paper presented at Resource Workshop, University of Wyoming, June 20, 1978.

 

"Broadening Capital Ownership," paper presented to Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame, November 5, 1982.

 

"Biotechnology, Plant Variety Protection, and Changing Property Institutions in Agriculture," presented to annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, May 1984.

 

"Agricultural and Environmental Ethics:  A Pragmatic View," Workshop on Ethics and Values, University of Florida, March 1, 1985.  Agricultural Economics Staff Paper 85-14.

 

"Varietal Release and Royalty Allocation Policy Survey," Michigan State University Staff Paper No. 86-5, 1986 (with John Kelly).

 

"The Idea of Property:  A Way to Think about Soil and Water Issues" in Water Quality & Soil Conservation:  Conflicts of Rights Issues, Special Report 394, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Missouri, 1988.

 

"Ideas for a New Nation:  Public Choice and the Legal Foundations of a Market Economy," presented to IAEA Inter-conference, Namibia, July, 1990.  MSU Agric. Econ. Staff Paper No. 90-42.  Published in Csaba Csaki, ed. Agricultural Restructuring in Southern Africa, International Association of Agricultural Economists, 1992.

 

"Legal Foundations of the Market:  Implications for Formerly Socialist Countries of Eastern Europe and Africa", MSU, Agr. Econ. Staff Paper 91-19.  (Parsons Lecture, University of Wisconsin)

 

"Theories of Polities, Economies, and Societies:  Implication for the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism", MSU, Agr. Econ. Staff Paper 91-9.  (Presented to MSU Conference on Global Restructuring)

 

"Institutional Law and Economics:  A Survey", MSU, Agr. Econ. Staff Paper 91-27.  (Law and Economics Workshop, University of Limburg, Netherlands)

 

"Panel Discussion:  Non-Marginal Policy Change", American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, August 5, 1991.

 

"Institutional Foundations of the Market Economy," Background Papers for a Workshop on Restructuring Agriculture in Eastern and Central Europe, Nitra, Czechoslovakia, May 25-29, 1992.  Rome:  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

 

"Regulation, Freedom and Markets," seminar presented to Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Florida, April 12, 1993.

 

"Property, Power, and Politics:  Some Methodological Challenges to Understanding Access and Control in Sub-Saharan African Resource Management," presented to a workshop at Roskilde University, Denmark, MSU Agric. Econ. Staff Paper No. 94-48, August, 1994. Also, Occsional Paper No. 13, International Development Studies, Roskilde University, Christian Lund & H. Marcussen, eds., 1994.

 

"Social Capital as a Factor of Production," presented to International Assoc. for Research in Economic Psychology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, July, 1994.

 

"Interest Groups, Selective Incentives, Cleverness, History and Emotion:  The Case of the American Soybean Association," presented to Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Paris, France, July, 1994.  (Also presented to a seminar for the Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, April, 1994.)

 

“Affinity As Social Capital: Its Role in Economic Development,” presented to Social Capital: An International Conference Bridging Disciplines, Policies and Communities, Michigan State University, April 21, 1998

 

        “Institutional Economics,” seminar presented to Dept. of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, U.K.,   August, 1998.

 

“Sources of Social Capital,” paper presented to annual meeting of the Society For Advancement of Socio-Economics, Madison, Wisconsin, July 10, 1999.

 

“Democratizing Monetary Policy In A Socio-Economic Way: The Kelso Plan and Zero-Interest Public Debt,” paper presented to annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, Washington, DC, January 6, 2000.

 

“Social Capital,” lecture, Marista University, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, February 21, 2002.

 

“The Spartan School of Institutional Economics at Michigan State University,” Conference on the History of Heterodox Economics in the 20th Century, University of Missouri-Kansas City, October 3, 2002.

 

“Social Capital and Poverty Reduction: Toward A Mature Paradigm,” presented to an International Invitational Conference, Santiago de Chile, September, 2001.   (With Lindon Robison and Marcelo Siles.). Published in Social Capital and Poverty Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean, compiled by Raul Atria and Marcelo Siles, United Nations, ECLAC, 2004.  In Spanish, 2003.

 

"Regional Poverty in Michigan: Rural & Urban Differences," Staff Paper 04-09, Dept. of Agr. Economics, 2004 (with Denys Nizalov) . http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/pdf_view.pl?paperid=15341&ftype=.pdf

 

OTHER

 

"Trends in Michigan State and Local Government Finance," Agricultural Economics Mimeograph No. 936, November 1963.

 

Comment on paper "Cooperation Between Rural Sociology and Agricultural Economics in Solving Agriculture Questions," Proceedings of the International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Oxford University Press, 1966.

 

"Discussion:  Non-Farm Agricultural Firms, Agricultural Associations, and Government," Implications of Changes on Farm Management and Marketing Research, Center for Agriculture and Economic Adjustment Report 29, Iowa State University, Ames, 1967.

 

"Discussion:  Community Facilities and Services," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1968.

 

"Discussion:  The Economics of Title and Record Information," Proceedings of Workshop on Problems of Improving U.S. System of Land Titles and Records, July 1968, Indiana University Law School at Indianapolis.

 

"Discussion:  Public Choice,"  American Economic Review, May 1969.

 

Testimony before the Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment Subcommittee of the Commerce Committee, U.S. Senate, September 29, 1969.

 

Guidelines for Evaluating Estuary Studies, Models and Comprehensive Planning Alternatives, Systems Analysis Group, U.S. Department of the Army, August 1969.

 

Public Water Resource Project Planning and Evaluation:  Impacts, Incidence and Institutions.  Madison:  University of Wisconsin, Center for Resource Policy Studies and Programs, September 1971 (with Daniel Bromley and William Lord).

 

Impact of Alternative Federal Decision-Making Structures for Water Resource Development.  Washington, D.C.:  National Water Commission, December 1, 1971.

 

"Discussion:  Economics Mechanisms for Solutions to Environmental Quality Problems," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1971.

 

"Changed Distribution of Income vs. Redistribution in Public Project Evaluation:  Comment," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, February 1972.

 

"Discussion:  Economic Effects of Secrecy," presented at Workshop on Effects of Secrecy in Land Records sponsored by the Farm Foundation, Chicago, May, 1977.

 

"Discussion:  Water Law, Policies and Politics--Institutions for Decision Making," Western Water Resources:  Coming Problems and the Policy Alternatives.  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1979.

 


"Consequences of Alternative Public and Private Roles in Biotechnology," testimony before U.S. Congress, House Committee on Agriculture, June 6, 1984.

 

A Conceptual Framework for Organizing observations on Intellectual Property Stakeholders, contract report prepared for Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress, February, 1985.

 

Comment on Randall, "Institutional and Neo-Classical Approaches to Environmental Policy," in Tim Phipps, et al. eds., Agriculture and the Environment, Washington, DC:  Resources for the Future, 1986.

 

Theories of Institutional Change, MSU Agricultural Economics Staff Paper 86-64, July, 1986.  Rev. 1995.

 

Alternative Economies--New Visions:  A Bibliography. MSU Agric. Econ.  Staff Paper No. 89-75.  1989.

 

Chicago Political Economy:  Prediction and Prescription.  MSU Agric. Econ. Staff Paper No. 89-28.  1989.

 

Behavioral Economics:  A Bibliography.  MSU Agric. Econ. Staff Paper No. 89-71.  1989.

 

Institutional Economics:  A Guide to Essential Reading.  MSU Agric. Econ. Staff Paper No. 89-76.  1989.

 

Benefit-Cost Analysis:  Economics or Politics?  MSU Agric. Econ. Staff Paper No. 89-81. 1989.

 

Public Investment Project Ranking by Alternative Investment Criteria:  Users Guide to BENCOS (Extended), MSU Agric. Econ. Staff Paper No. 140, April 1989.

 

Institutional and Behavioral Economics at Michigan State University, 1990.  MSU Agric. Econ. Staff Paper No. 90-86, December 1990.

 

Institutions et Emploi des Ressources Sur Le Plateau Vittel, rapport prepare pour INRA-SAD, 1990.  (Institut National de la Recerche Agronomique, Dijon, France).

 

What Institutional and Behavioral Economists Read, MSU, Agricultural Economics Staff Paper 91-48.

 

Intellectual Property in Biotechnology in the United States and Japan, MSU, Agricultural Economics Staff Paper No. 92-29, (with Takeshi Sakurai).

 

"Has the Invisable Hand Lost Its Way?  Can Agriculture Prosper in the 21st Century Without Caring and Sense of Community?,"  Staff Paper 92-18, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, February, 1992.  (with Lindon Robison)

 

"Institutional Foundations of the Market Economy with Reference to the Transition Process taking place in Eastern and Central Europe,"  paper presented at FAO Conference on Agricultural Restructuring, Nitra, Czechoslovakia, May, 1992.  Staff Paper 92-31, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, May, 1992.

 

"Fondation Juridiques du Marche:  Consequences pour L'Afrique," paper presented at Conference on the Institutional and Legal Environment of the Market for Agricultural Inputs and Products, Bamako, Mali, March, 1992.  Staff Paper 92-28, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, April, 1992.

 

Public Investment Management,  Working Paper, Joint Romanian-International Agricultural Strategy Team, The World Bank.  Washington, May, 1993.

 

"Social Capital:  The Key to Economic Development," Poster No. 97, Fall Extension Conference, Michigan State University, 1994.  (with L. Robison)

 

Is There Any Theory In Institutional Economics,” Michigan State University Agricultural Economics Staff Paper No. 95-43, 1995.  Symposium, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis.

 

Race and Gender Discrimination In Bargaining For A New Car, Michigan State University Agricultural Economics Staff Paper No. 95-86, 1995.

 

Economics, Altruism and Manners, Michigan State University Agricultural Economics Staff Paper No. 95-59, 1995.

 

Fiscal Impact of Alternative Land Use Patterns, Poster Session, Michigan State University Land Use Forum, January 9, 1996.

 

Local Government as Worker/Citizen Owned Firm.  Staff Paper #96-77, Dept. of Agr. Economics, Michigan State University, 1996.

 

The Economics of Private Voluntary Organizations and Collective Action in Deer Management.  Staff Paper #96-12, Dept. of Agr. Economics, Michigan State University, 1996.

Economic Analysis & Efficiency in Public Expenditure, Staff Paper #04-05, Dept. of Agr. Economics, Michigan State University, April, 2004.

 

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