Law & Economics

Industrial Organization

Anheuser Busch Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Economics, and Law

Gary Libecap's research focuses on property rights and economic behavior as they apply to national resource use and environmental quality. Using contemporary and historical data he has analyzed varying property rights and regulatory arrangements regarding the common pool.
His current research is on western water rights and markets. He is President of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) 2004-05; President of the Economic History Association 2005-06; President of the Western Economics Association International 2005-06.

He also holds the position of:

  • Latin American Area Center, University of Arizona, Affiliated Faculty
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Research Group on Political Institutions and Economic Policy, Harvard University, Affiliated Faculty
  • "Population and Environment in the US Great Plains," University of Michigan, Affiliated Faculty
  • Robert Wesson Fellow on Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Curriculum Vitae