Property Rights in Transition

White boundary stones in an arid landscape, marking the boundary between public and private land.

Boundary stones marking the conversion of state-owned farmland into private residential plots in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2001. (Image by Prof. Annette M. Kim.)


MIT Course Number

11.467J / 4.257J / 17.550J

As Taught In

Spring 2005



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This course examines the theories and policy debates over who can own real property, how to communicate and enforce property rights, and the range of liberties that they confer. It explores alternative economic, political, and sociological perspectives of property rights and their policy and planning implications.

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Annette Kim. 11.467J Property Rights in Transition. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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