Professor, Economics and Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Gary Libecap is Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Corporate Environmental Management in the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also is Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA., the Sherm and Marge Telleen Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, PERC, Bozeman, Montana. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Montana.  His research focuses on the role of property rights institutions in addressing the “Tragedy of the Commons.” Current research addresses the demarcation of land, water rights and water markets for water allocation and management, and use of rights-based arrangements in fisheries.

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