Private Takings
Abraham Bell
Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law; Professor, Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law

This Article greatly benefited from comments and criticisms by Jonathan Barnett, Omri Ben-Shahar, Philip Blumberg, Lloyd Cohen, Bob Ellickson, Assaf Hamdani, Henry Hansmann, Christine Jolls, Sonia Katyal, Greg Keating, Dan Kelly, Dan Klerman, Yair Listokin, Tom Merrill, Gideon Parchomovsky, J.J. Prescott, Bob Rasmussen, Roberta Romano, Carol Rose, Alan Schwartz, Peter Siegelman, Henry Smith, Chris Stone, Bill Treanor, Mark Weinstein, and Ben Zipursky; and participants in the Law, Economics, and Organization Workshop at Yale University and the law and economics seminars and workshops at University of Michigan Law School, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, the Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law, and the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law; and participants in faculty seminars at Fordham University Law School, Brooklyn Law School, University of Connecticut Law School, University of San Diego Law School, Washington University School of Law, University of Illinois Law School and George Mason University Law School. For the central ideas, I am indebted to Fred Schauer and Steven Shavell, without whom this Article would not have been possible. I am also grateful for the financial support of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business at Harvard Law School. All errors, of course, are mine.

How to Undermine Tax Increment Financing: The Lessons of City of Chicago v ProLogis
Richard A. Epstein
The James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School; The Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; and Visiting Professor at New York University Law School

In the interests of full disclosure, I advised ProLogis on some of the legal and economic issues connected with its brief. The opinions expressed here are of course my own.