Law and Market Behavior Distinguished Speaker Series
Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources
Brett Frischmann Professor of Law Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources devotes much needed attention to understanding how society benefits from infrastructure resources and how management decisions affect a wide variety of interests. The book links infrastructure, a particular set of resources defined in terms of the manner in which they create value, with commons, a resource management principle by which a resource is shared within a community. The infrastructure commons ideas have broad implications for scholarship and public policy across many fields ranging from traditional infrastructure like roads to environmental economics to intellectual property to Internet policy.