Show simple item record Arruñada, Benito
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa 2018-02-14T15:29:58Z 2018-02-14T15:29:58Z 2017-07-31
dc.identifier.citation Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, 6(1), 73-112.
dc.description.abstract Substantial variety exists among systems of land and business formalization both over time and across countries. For instance, England relied on private titling and delayed land registration for centuries. In contrast, early on, its American colonies imported land recordation and its Australian colonies land registration. Similarly, in most of the world, governments used to allow voluntary land titling, in which owners decide whether they register their land. Recently, however, governments and international agencies have more often opted for universal titling, aiming to register all the land in a certain region. This paper critically examines these strategies, analyzing the costs and benefits of the two main decisions: whether to create a public titling system or to rely exclusively on private titling, and the choice between voluntary and universal titling. It concludes that universal titling is seldom optimal. In particular, it argues that lack of titling is more a consequence than a cause of poverty.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1575
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
dc.title How to make land titling more rational
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2018-02-14T15:29:24Z
dc.subject.keyword property rights
dc.subject.keyword land policy
dc.subject.keyword land titling
dc.subject.keyword registries
dc.subject.keyword transaction costs
dc.subject.keyword impersonal exchange
dc.subject.keyword Business Economics and Industrial Organization
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