Institutions, Resource Use, and Economic Prosperity
for North American Indians
Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
November 2–5, 2011
Directed by Terry L. Anderson
and Dominic P. Parker
For the past 30 years, PERC has fostered research on property rights and institutions in general and on how these factors relate to economic development on Native American lands. To continue that tradition, PERC will sponsor a two-day workshop on "Institutions, Resource Use, and Economic Prosperity for North American Indians" on November 3-4, 2011. The workshop will be held at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
The papers for this workshop will pay particular attention to the role of resources, institutions, and culture in modern North American Indian economies. The common themes are 1) identifying institutional and cultural constraints on capital formation and resource development on Native American lands; 2) examining whether and why a “resource curse” persists; and 3) evaluating ways in which institutional change might evolve from the bottom up to improve the wealth of North American Indian nations.
The participants attending this workshop include 15-18 scholars in economics, political science, and law. This workshop is a part of the PERC workshop series on "Property Rights, Markets, and the Environment."