Reality Check India

Works of Prof Russell Hardin

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on December 10, 2007

I finished reading this excellent paper, “The Free Rider problem” by Russell Hardin.  He builds upon the ideas of the logic of collective action by the economist Mancur Olsen.

I found more great reading material at his homepage at NYU. Check it out.


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  1. […] This was the best example I have seen of the tragedy of the commons.  It actually quantifies the fruits of co-operation and its subsequent destruction.  If anyone is interested you can check out the videos of Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom who is the current leading expert on this issue. Also check out these links I blogged about earlier. […]

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