Lee J. Alston

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Lee James Alston
Born (1951-03-29) March 29, 1951 (age 63)
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Fields Economic history
Institutions University of Colorado Boulder
Alma mater Indiana University, Bloomington, University of Washington
Thesis Cost of contracting and decline or tennancy in the South, 1930-1960 (1978)
Notable awards Cliometric Society Award in 2012, past president of the International Society for the New Institutional Economics

Lee J. Alston (born March 29, 1951) is a Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.[1] On August 6, 2014, Alston was appointed director of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, Bloomington, from which he received his B.A. in 1973.[2] His research has focused on institutions and contracts and their role in influencing rural land use in the US and Brazil.[3] In 2012 Alston was awarded a Clio Can award by the Cliometric Society for Exceptional Support to the Field of Cliometrics.[4]

Selected Publications[edit]

  • Alston, Lee J., and Gary D. Libecap. (1996) "The determinants and impact of property rights: land titles on the Brazilian frontier." Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 12.1 pp25–61.
  • Alston, Lee J., Gary D. Libecap, and Bernardo Mueller. (1999) Conflict, and Land Use: The Development of Property Rights and Land Reform on the Brazilian Amazon Frontier. University of Michigan Press