Luz M. Martinez Velencoso is Professor of Civil Law at Universitat de Valencia, Spain. She is doctor of Universitat de Valencia and Magister Legum of the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. She is also a member of the Humboldt Foundation Network. Her research and teaching interests are in comparative law, property law, contract law, land law and law and economics. She has been a participant of the Common Core of European Private Law project since 2003. Saki Bailey is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Business, Economics and Law at Goeteborgs Universitet, Sweden and a Faculty Member and Lecturer at the International University College of Turin. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings with an emphasis in international and comparative law. Her research and teaching interests are in legal theory, comparative law, property law, management of common resources and social and economic rights. Andrea Pradi is Professor of Law at the Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy. He obtained a Ph.D. in Private Comparative Law from Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy in 1999 and a LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley Law School in 2002. He has been a visiting scholar at Berkeley Law School and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, where he conducted research about the comparative law and economics perspectives of property law.