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Daniel Cole
Professor of Law and of Public and Environmental Affairs; Chair, Advisory Council, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science
  1. Contextualizing the Influence of Social Norms (with Tom P. Evans), Collective Action on Social-ecological Systems, 6 JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY RESEARCH 259 (2014). [PDF]
  2. Digging Deeper into Hardin's Pasture: The Complex Institutional Structure of 'The Tragedy of the Commons' (with Graham Epstein and Michael McGinnis), 10 JOURNAL OF INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS 353 (2014).
  3. The Law and Economics Approach to Property, 3 PROPERTY LAW REVIEW 212 (2014). [PDF]
  4. Learning from Lin: Lessons and Cautions from the Natural Commons for the Knowledge Commons, in GOVERNING KNOWLEDGE COMMONS (Brett Frischmann, Michael Madison, and Katherine Strandburg, Eds.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. [SSRN]
  5. The Varieties of Comparative Institutional Analysis, 2013 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 383 (2013). [SSRN] [Journal Website]
  6. Law, Politics, and Cost-Benefit Analysis, 64 ALABAMA LAW REVIEW 91 (2012). [Journal Website]
  7. From Global to Polycentric Climate Governance, 2 CLIMATE LAW 395 (2011). [SSRN]
  8. Introduction (with Elinor Ostrom), in PROPERTY IN LAND AND OTHER RESOURCES (D.H. Cole and E. Ostrom, Eds.) Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2011.

  9. PRINCIPLES OF LAW & ECONOMICS 2nd ed. (co-authored with Peter Z. Grossman) New York: Aspen, 2011.

  10. PROPERTY IN LAND AND OTHER RESOURCES (co-edited with Elinor Ostrom) Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2011.

  11. Property Creation by Regulation: Rights to Clean Air and Rights to Pollute, in PROPERTY IN LAND AND OTHER RESOURCES (D.H. Cole and E. Ostrom, Eds.) Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2011.

  12. PROPERTY IN LAND AND OTHER RESOURCES (co-edited with Elinor Ostrom) Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2011.

  13. The Variety of Property Systems and Rights in Natural Resources (with Elinor Ostrom), in PROPERTY IN LAND AND OTHER RESOURCES (D.H. Cole and E. Ostrom, Eds.) Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2011.

  14. Institutions Matter! Why the Herder Problem Is Not a Prisoners' Dilemma (with Peter Z. Grossman), 69 THEORY & DECISION 219 (2010).

  15. Book Review. Barnes, R. Property Rights in Natural Resources, 19 LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW 806 (2009).

  16. Keep Goal in Focus: Reduce Emissions (with Gabriel Filippelli), INDIANAPOLIS STAR (March 17, 2009).

  17. Protecting Private Property with Constitutional Judicial Review: A Social Welfare Approach (with Peter Z. Grossman), 5 REVIEW OF LAW AND ECONOMICS 233 (2009). [SSRN]

  18. 'Best Practice' Standards for Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis, 23 RESEARCH IN LAW AND ECONOMICS 1 (2007). Reprinted in APPLIED BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS (Andrew Schmitz and Richard O. Zerbe, Eds.) Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2008.

  19. Climate Change and Collective Action, 61 CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS 229 (2008).
  20. How Political Institutions Protect Private Property Rights, 3 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER 3 (2007).

  21. The Stern Review and Its Critics: Implications for the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 48 NATURAL RESOURCES JOURNAL 53 (2008). Italian translation in, 4/2007 QA–Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 11 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  22. Climate Change, Adaptation, and Development, 26 UCLA JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY 1 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  23. La complexité choix d'un régime de appropration en matière de protection environnementale, in LES RESSOURCES FONCIERES (Max Falque, Henri Lamotte, and Jean-François Saglio, Eds.) Bruxelles: Bruylant, 2007.

  24. Kelo's Legacy, 37 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER 10540 (2007).

  25. Political Institutions, Judicial Review, and Private Property: A Comparative Institutional Analysis, 15 SUPREME COURT ECONOMIC REVIEW 141 (2007).

  26. Kelo’s Impact (So Far), 3 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER 2 (2006).

  27. NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (with Jan Laitos, Sandra Zellmer and Mary Wood) Eagan, MN: West, 2006.

  28. Uncertainty, Insurance and the Learned Hand Formula (with Peter Z. Grossman and Reed Cearley), 5 LAW, PROBABILITY AND RISK 1 (2006). [HeinOnline]

  29. Why Kelo is not Good News for Local Planners and Developers, 22 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 803 (2006). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  30. Institutional and Technological Constraints on Environmental Instrument Choice: A Case Study of the US Clean Air Act (with Peter Z. Grossman), in ENVIRONMENTAL POLICYMAKING (M.T. Hatch, Ed.) Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005.

  31. Book Review. Stroup, Eco-nomics: What Everyone Should Know About Economics and the Environment, 4 THE YEARBOOK OF EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 708 (2005).

  32. PRINCIPLES OF LAW & ECONOMICS (with Peter Z. Grossman) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.

  33. Book Review. Taking Coase Seriously: Neil Komesar on “Law’s Limits,” Komesar, Law’s Limits: The Rule of Law and the Supply and Demand of Rights, 29 LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY 261 (2004). [HeinOnline]

  34. THE END OF A NATURAL MONOPOLY: DEREGULATION AND COMPETITION IN THE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY (co-edited with Peter Z. Grossman) Boston: JAI Press, 2003.

  35. Introduction (with Peter Z. Grossman), in THE END OF A NATURAL MONOPOLY: DEREGULATION AND COMPETITION IN THE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY (P.Z. Grossman and D.H. Cole, Eds.) Boston: JAI Press, 2003.

  36. The Regulatory Contract, in THE END OF A NATURAL MONOPOLY: DEREGULATION AND COMPETITION IN THE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY (P.Z. Grossman and D.H. Cole, Eds.) Boston: JAI Press, 2003.

  37. Stranded Costs vs. Stranded Benefits in Utility Deregulation (with Reed Cearley), in THE END OF A NATURAL MONOPOLY: DEREGULATION AND COMPETITION IN THE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY (P.Z. Grossman and D.H. Cole, Eds.) Boston: JAI Press, 2003.

  38. Comments on Paper by Jonathan Remy Nash and Richard L. Revesz, 20 RESEARCH IN LAW AND ECONOMICS: An Introduction to the Law and Economics of Environmental Policy: Issues in Institutional Design (T. Swanson & R. Zerbe, Eds.) 225 (2002).

  39. The Meaning of Property Rights: Law vs. Economics? (with Peter Z. Grossman), 78 LAND ECONOMICS 317 (2002).

  40. POLLUTION AND PROPERTY: COMPARING OWNERSHIP INSTITUTIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Chinese translation Cambridge University Press and Peking University Press, 2010.

  41. Toward a Total Cost Approach to Environmental Instrument Choice (with Peter Z. Grossman), 20 RESEARCH IN LAW AND ECONOMICS: An Introduction to the Law and Economics of Environmental Policy: Issues in Institutional Design (T. Swanson & R. Zerbe, Eds.) 225 (2002).

  42. Book Review. Andersson, M., Change and Continuity in Poland’s Environmental Policy, Brown, Angel, and Derr, Effective Environmental Regulation: Learning from Poland’s Experience, 43 ENVIRONMENT 44 (2001).

  43. ‘An Unqualified Human Good’: E.P. Thompson and the Rule of Law, 28 JOURNAL OF LAW & SOCIETY 177 (2001). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  44. Environmental Instrument Choice in a Second-Best World: A Comment on Professor Richards, 10 DUKE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY FORUM 287 (2000). [HeinOnline]

  45. The Importance of Being Comparative: The M. Dale Palmer Professorship Inaugural Lecture, 33 INDIANA LAW REVIEW 921 (2000). [HeinOnline]

  46. New Forms of Private Property: Property Rights in Environmental Goods, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS (B. Bouckaert and G. DeGeest, Eds.) Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2000. Revised and updated for PROPERTY LAW AND ECONOMICS, VOLUME 5: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, 2d (B. Bouckaert, Ed.) Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2010.

  47. Clearing the Air: Four Propositions About Property Rights and Environmental Protection, 10 DUKE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY FORUM 103 (1999). [HeinOnline]

  48. Book Review. From Renaissance Poland to Poland’s Renaissance, Brzezinski, The Struggle for Constitutionalism in Poland, 97 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 2062 (1999). [HeinOnline]

  49. When is Command-and-Control Efficient? Institutions, Technology, and the Comparative Efficiency of Alternative Regulatory Regimes for Environmental Protection (with Peter Z. Grossman), 1999 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 887 (1999). Reprinted in 32 LAND USE & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW 509 (2001); in THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COMMAND AND CONTROL IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (G.E. Helfand and P. Berck Eds.) Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003; in ECONOMICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (R. Brooks, Ed.) Cheltenham: Elgar, 2009. [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  50. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN TRANSITION: ECONOMIC, LEGAL, AND SOCIO-POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON POLAND (co-edited with John Clark) Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1998.

  51. INSTITUTING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: FROM RED TO GREEN IN POLAND New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

  52. Poland’s 1997 Constitution in Its Historical Context, 1998 SAINT LOUIS-WARSAW TRANSATLANTIC LAW JOURNAL 1 (1998). [HeinOnline]

    Poland's Environmental Transformation: An Introduction (With John Clark), in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN TRANSITION: ECONOMIC, LEGAL, AND SOCIO-POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON POLAND (J. Clark & D.H. Cole, Eds.) Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1998.

  53. Rhetoric, Reality, and the Law of Unfunded Federal Mandates (with Carol Comer), 8 STANFORD LAW & POLICY REVIEW 103 (1997). [HeinOnline]

  54. Accounting for Sustainable Development, 8 FORDHAM ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL 123 (1997). [HeinOnline]

  55. Environmental Protection and Economic Growth: Lessons from Socialist Europe, in LAW AND ECONOMICS: NEW AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (R.P. Malloy and C. Braun, Eds.) New York: P. Lang, 1995.

  56. An Invisible Hand for Poland’s Environment, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPE (Sept. 27, 1995).  

  57. Book Review. Manser, Failed Transitions: The Eastern European Economy and Environment since the Fall of Communism, 47 EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES 713 (1995).

  58. An Outline History of Environmental Law and Administration in Poland, 18 HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW REVIEW 297 (1995). [HeinOnline]

  59. Poland’s Progress: Environmental Protection in a Period of Transition, 2 PARKER SCHOOL JOURNAL OF EAST EUROPEAN LAW 279 (1995).

  60. Wishes and Realities of Mandate Limits, INDIANAPOLIS STAR (Jan. 24, 1995).

  61. Book Review. Crosscurrents of Economic Transformation, Rychard, Reforms, Adaptation and Breakthrough, 17 POLISH STUDIES CENTER NEWSLETTER 3 (1994).
  62. Getting in on the Biodiversity Action, INDIANAPOLIS STAR (Oct. 12, 1994).

  63. Marxism and the Failure of Environmental Protection in Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R., 17 LEGAL STUDIES FORUM 35 (1993).

  64. Debt-Equity Conversions, Debt-for-Nature Swaps, and the Continuing World Debt Crisis, 30 COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW 57 (1992). [HeinOnline]

  65. Cleaning Up Kraków: Poland’s Ecological Crisis and the Political Economy of International Environmental Assistance, 2 COLORADO JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY 205 (1991). [HeinOnline]

  66. Liability Rules for Surface Water Drainage: A Simple Economic Analysis, 12 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 35 (1990). [HeinOnline]

  67. Dr. Milton Freewater, 76 THE OWL 94 (1988).

  68. The Federal Power Act’s Municipal Preference: The Merwin Dam Dispute and Legislative Proposals to Amend Federal Hydro-Licensing Procedures, 7 ENERGY LAW JOURNAL 373 (1986).

  69. Reviving the Federal Power Act’s Comprehensive Plan Requirement: A History of Neglect and Prospects for the Future, 16 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 639 (1986). [HeinOnline]

  70. United States v. Pend Oreille County P.U.D. No. 1: A Signal Conflict Between Equal Footing and Aboriginal Indian Title, 16 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 163 (1986). [HeinOnline]

  71. Tribal Bedlands Claims Since Montana v. United States, 6 PUBLIC LAND LAW REVIEW 119 (1985). [HeinOnline]