Analyzing nature and economies as static systems distracts our attention from the dynamic forces in both.
New paper in the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy explores the linkages between ecology and economics through the lens of Austrian economics.
Ranchers navigate ecosystems of perpetual change.
President Obama recently proposed a federal strategy to promote honey bee health. But an economic perspective may provide some lessons for the government task force.
Steven F. Hayward
President Obama unveiled drastic new regulations on Tuesday to curb greenhouse gas emissions. PERC board member Steve Hayward previewed the president's speech earlier this week on The Kudlow Report.
Spots versus stripes? Which do you prefer? Our federal government prefers spots and is moving forward with a million-dollar-a-year plan to remove 9,000 striped owls from western forests.
Paradoxically, economics has done more for nature than ecology has.
Assessing humans' role in nature and the reality of wilderness
Roger Meiners, Pierre Desrochers, Andrew Morriss
Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. As an iconic work, the book has often been shielded from critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an excellent...
Shawn Regan, Brennan Jorgensen
Video of The Environmental Optimist As part of PERC’s recent Lone Mountain Forum, “Reconciling Economics and Ecology: The Foundation of Environmental Optimism,” PERC board member Gerry Ohrstrom sat down with science writer Matt Ridley to discuss what these two disciplines might learn from one...