June 1, 2005.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Eduardo Zambrano was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
In this paper I provide a framework in which to formalize the seminal work of Elinor Ostrom on the study of public economies, a prominent theoretical construct aimed to provide answers to the following questions: (a) Why some societies are able to solve their collective action problems and others are not? and (b) Why societies choose the particular institutions they choose from a vast array of possible choices?
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