Skip navigation
Skip navigation

An economic analysis of riding to hounds: Pierson v Post Revisited

Dharmapala, Anurudha; Pitchford, Rohan

Description

Pierson v. Post, an 1805 New York case, concerns the ownership of a dead fox; Post had organized a fox hunt and was pursuing a fox, when Pierson appeared and killed the animal. The rule established by the court in this case (awarding ownership to Pierson) has proven to be highly influential. This article undertakes an economic analysis of the issues raised by the case. The incentives for the killing of foxes created by the court's rule and the alternative rule, giving property rights to Post,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92332
Source: Journal of Law, Economics and Organization

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Dharmapala_An_economic_analysis_of_riding_2002.pdf175.48 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy
02_Dharmapala_An_economic_analysis_of_riding_2002.pdf175.48 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  23 August 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator