PERC Podcast Series: Wildfire Policy Talks

Thursday, August 18, 2016

In July 2016, PERC assembled a panel of experts for a public event and podcast series dedicated to examining the politics and economics of wildland fire management.

PERC Podcast Series on Wildfire: 

The Role of Fire Management in Achieving the Cohesive Strategy
Dave Calkin, U.S. Forest Service

Politics and the Public in Wildfire Management
Sarah Anderson, Strategic Environmental Research Initative on Wildfire and Climate Change at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Fighting Fire with Fire: Looking through the smoke-filled lens of a producer
Chad Ellis, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

The Economic Institutions of Wildfire Management with Dean Lueck
Evaluating Data and Potential Reforms with Jon Yoder
Listen to the podcast.

Sarah Anderson is an Assistant Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara and was PERC Lone Mountain Fellow in 2007. She can be contacted at [email protected]
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Dave Calkin is an economist and research forester with the U.S. Forest Service. An expert in wildland fire risk assessment, Calkin has developed important tools for wildland fire management, authored and co-authored several papers, and investigated issues associated with the cost and efficiency of biomass utilization and associated carbon impacts.
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Dean Lueck is Professor of Economics and Director of the Program on Governance of Natural Resources at the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University and an Affiliated Professor at the Maurer School of Law. His areas of research are the economics of contracts and property rights, economic organization, law and economics, and environmental-natural...
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Jonathan Yoder is a Professor of Economics at Washington State University’s School of Economic Sciences and the Director of the State of Washington Water Research Center. His research specializations include natural resource and environmental economics, focusing on policy design and impact analysis, law, and contracts. In 2012, he was a PERC Lone...
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