Todd Ben-Dor, a 2010 PERC Lone Mountain Fellow, examines the U.S. ecosystems services market that requires environmental restoration to offset aquatic resource damages. As the need for mitigation banking increases, he has studied forces affecting this growing market.
Ecosystem services such as clean water from forests are free, but now their value is being recognized. Entrepreneurs are developing markets for these services and providing incentives for conservation.
This research empirically investigates cooperative behavior in a natural resource extraction industry in which the provision of a public good (bycatch avoidance) in the Alaskan flatfish fishery is essential to the duration of the fishing season, and an information provision mechanism exists to...
Most claims of environmental good from recycling are myths. Recycling often uses more resources than it saves.
Water rights have evolved in recent years as parties express desires to sell, lease, or give water for environmental or recreational purposes.
The preliminary results of this research provide robust evidence that ozone levels well below federal air quality standards have a significant impact on productivity among hourly farm workers.
By Andrew P. Morriss
, Bruce Yandle
Environmental Kuznets Curves for carbon emissions raise doubts about the feasibility of reducing global carbon emissions..
Robert K. Fleck, F. Andrew Hanssen
The authors explore the history of eminent domain in the United Statesâ€”a history characterized by periodic public backlash.