The Costs of Free Land: The Oklahoma Land Rushes

  title={The Costs of Free Land: The Oklahoma Land Rushes},
  author={Cecil E. Bohanon and Philip R. P. Coelho},
  journal={The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics},
There is an extensive literature in economic history on the disposition of public lands of the United States. Absent from this literature is any consideration of the Oklahoma Territory and the two unusual methods used to dispose of its lands. One method was a land rush where entrants literally raced to claim surveyed lots; the other was a lottery where random chance determined who won. This article develops a model of resource allocation applicable to land rushes and lotteries and examines… 

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