Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy welcomes Professor Brett Frischmann (Cardozo Law School, New York City).

Brett Frischmann’s expertise is in intellectual property and internet law. He will talk about his newest book, Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources, which examines the relationships between infrastructural resources, property rights, commons and spillovers.

This lecture has been accredited by the Barreau du Québec for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education: no. 10061568.

Some reviews of his book...

"Brett Frischmann's book is nothing less than a reimagining of how economics thinks about infrastructure. His argument ranges from intellectual property to telecommunications to the case for government investment in roads and bridges."
-Mark A. Lemley
William H. Neukom Professor, Stanford Law School
Director, Stanford Program in Law, Science, and Technology
Partner, Durie Tangri LLP

"Faculty and students across the social sciences and engineering will all find Brett Frischmann's new book to provide essential guidance for the analysis of diverse types of infrastructure resources and how policies affect the effectiveness, efficiency, fairness, and sustainability of outcomes. Rarely can one find such a broad and useful foundation for digging in and understanding the complexities of modern infrastructures. An extraordinary book."
-Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, Co-Recipient, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2009

"Brett Frischmann persuades us that infrastructure in its many guises is probably our most important national asset. Looking to law, economics, and regulatory structures, he helps us to define it, and illuminates the many ways it is funded and shared. This book might change the way you look at the economy."
-Suzanne Scotchmer, Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Professor of Law, Economics and Public Policy