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Bryan Leonard

Bryan Leonard

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Bryan.Leonard@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Biography

Dr. Leonard's research focuses on the evolution and performance of different institutional responses to natural resource and environmental problems, with emphasis on how formal and informal property rights affect coordination and collective action for managing natural resources. He studies how the structure of property rights is shaped by the benefits and costs of defining and enforcing rights along various dimensions and assesses the long-term economic effects of institutional innovations in the definition of property rights. His research combines models of natural resource use and the institutional and legal settings in which property rights emerge with econometric analysis of historic and modern data sets created using GIS.

Education

  • PhD, Economics, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2016
  • MS, Economics, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2013
  • MS, Applied Economics, Montana State University, 2012
  • BA, Economics, Hillsdale College, 2010

Expertise

Journal Articles

2015

Leonard, B. and G. D. Libecap. 2015. Endogenous first-possession property rights in open-access resources. Iowa Law Review 100:2457-2478. (link )

Book Chapters

2016

Anderson, T. L. and B. Leonard. 2016. Institutions and the wealth of Indian Nations. Pp. 1-17 In: Anderson, T. L. and A. M. Carlos eds., Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations. Lexington Books. Lanham, Maryland. ISBN: 978-1498525671.

Anderson, T. L., B. Leonard, D. P. Parker and S. Regan. 2016. Natural resources on American Indian reservations: Blessing or curse?. In: Anderson, T. L. and A. M. Carlos eds., Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations. Lexington Books. Lanham, Maryland. ISBN: 978-1498525671.