ERIC Number: ED119894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Property Research Workshop (Orono, Maine, June 25-28, 1975). Publication No. 9.
Colyer, Dale, Comp.
In response to the complexities of technological, social, political, and institutional change, the Property Research Workshop focused on the theoretical, rather than the empirical aspects of property-related research. Specifically, emphasis was on analytical and institutional approaches to research. Ten institutionally-related propositions were presented by resource person for purposes of general and small group discussions. Derived from the institutional propositions, the following property-related research areas were analyzed: (1) the land market; (2) parcelization through easements; (3) farm corporations; (4) population distribution patterns (suburbanization) caused by local parcelization of government; (5) change from production to market domination; (6) the effect of the welfare state on the need for an individual estate; (7) the quality of resources available (fixed vs infinite). The analytical approaches to property research (also presented by a resource person) included: (1) the property rights approach (definition of incentive structure, behavioral assumptions, and conclusions); (2) research models (incentives framework development, model development specifying interactions, variable starting values, behavioral assumptions, model run, and results); (3) hypothesis testing (hypothesis validity). (JC)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Decision Making, Economic Development, Futures (of Society), Hypothesis Testing, Land Use, Models, Natural Resources, Population Distribution, Property Accounting, Research Criteria, Research Needs, Rural Development, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, Workshops
Northwest Regional Center for Rural Development, Cornell University, 242 Roberts Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853 (free)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Farm Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, Ithaca, NY.