Senior Fellow
PERC Senior Fellow Jonathan Adler
PERC Senior Fellow Jonathan Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a prolific scholar, publishing on such topics as regulatory takings, water marketing, fisheries management, and the judicial limits of...
Senior Fellow
Terry Anderson is a senior fellow at PERC and the former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally sensitive. His...
Senior Fellow
Spencer Banzhaf is a Professor of Economics at Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, a Senior Research Fellow at PERC, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Spencer’s primary field of study is environmental policy analysis, focusing on the urban...
Senior Fellow & Fellowship Director
The effect of government policy changes on the private sector has been the unifying theme that ties together Daniel K. Benjamin's broad-scale research. He not only examines the outcomes of policy changes, but also the reasons behind the modifications.Taxes, unemployment, risk assessment, and drugs have...
Senior Fellow
Christopher Costello is a Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is on the Board of Trustees at the Environmental...
Research Fellow & Outreach
Holly Fretwell is a Research Fellow at PERC and an adjunct instructor at Montana State University where she has taught  introductory economics, macroeconomics, natural resources and environmental economics. She works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, giving workshops for  high school teachers...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
David D. Haddock has a long standing interest in the economics and laws of the American West. Raised on a ranch in western Oklahoma -- the "Indian Territory" of the nineteenth century -- and being one-sixteenth Cherokee, Haddock has been particularly drawn to Indian issues in his professional career....
Senior Fellow
P. J. Hill is Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois and a Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, where he currently resides. He is the co-author, with Terry L. Anderson and Douglass North of Growth and Welfare in the American...
Research Fellow
Huggins is a research fellow and former director of outreach with PERC as well as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Her association with PERC goes back several years, although she has recently embarked on a new venture as the manager of economic initiatives for the...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
Leal's research on natural resources and environmental issues spans nearly 20 years. His current focus is on preventing over-harvesting of marine resources and restoring ocean fisheries.Leal is working to build support for individual fishing quotas (IFQs) and fishing cooperatives as more effective...
Senior Fellow
 Growing up in Livingston, Montana, Gary Libecap was deeply influenced by the landscape surrounding his small town. In time, his professional interests focused on topics interwoven into the fabric of western society. He explores problems based on shared resources through the framework of property rights...
Senior Fellow
Bobby McCormick's earliest memories as a child are being raised in a property rights oriented household by an outdoorsy, farming, lumber/logging family; he remembers always thinking about "who owns what." McCormick views the environment as an asset and environmental failures as the result of ambiguous...
Senior Fellow
 An economist and lawyer, Roger Meiners defends the superiority of the common law--legal traditions developed through the courts--over federal regulation. In his view, the success of markets is intertwined with the common laws strong protection for property rights. Common law protects the environment by...
Senior Fellow
Andrew Morriss is the author or coauthor of more than 50 scholarly articles, books, and book chapters. He serves as a Research Fellow at the New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law, a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, and a Senior...
Senior Fellow
Sheila Olmstead is as an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research interests cover environmental and natural resource economics and policy, with a focus on water, energy, and wildfire. Olmstead’s research has...
Senior Research Fellow
Dominic Parker is a Senior Research Fellow at PERC and is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches courses in natural resource economics. His research examines how legal systems and government policies affect natural resource use,...
Senior Fellow & Fellowship Director
Randy Rucker is a Professor of Economics at Montana State University and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics and Agricultural Economics. Rucker’s research covers a broad array of topics including energy, fisheries, and pollination markets. His research has appeared in such...
Senior Research Fellow
Kurt Schnier is a professor of economics at the University of California, Merced, and a senior research fellow at PERC. Schnier received a B.S. in management sciences from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
Before joining PERC, Jane Shaw was a journalist who had developed an uneasy feeling that much of the commentary about environmental policy that she read--and even some that she wrote--was tilted in the wrong direction. The usual solution to an environmental problem was to turn it over to the government...
Senior Fellow
Randy T. Simmons is a political scientist who emphasizes the importance of economic reasoning to better understand public policy. He believes the study of politics cannot be separated from the study of markets. Simmons uses this framework to evaluate environmental and natural resource policies. The real...
Senior Fellow
Thomas Stratmann is a Professor of Economics and Law and a Research Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University. He is also a Research Professor at Ifo Institut München. Stratmann’s research focuses on public choice and the political economy, including American...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
In the rush to protect the environment at any cost, individual rights have been violated and ignored. Richard L. Stroup advocates restoring people's rights against both polluters and against false claims of damage as the best way to ensure environmental protection. Both measures would increase the...
Senior Fellow & Fellowship Director
Wally Thurman is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and a PERC Senior Fellow. Thurman was a PERC 2003 Julian Simon Fellow, a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and a recipient of that organization’s Outstanding Graduate...
Research Fellow
PERC Research Fellow Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes is a sustainability economist, with unique experience and understanding of the role of markets for biodiversity conservation.For the past 25 years, he has been actively involved in various private conservation initiatives, starting as a financial manager of a...
Senior Fellow
Matthew Turner is a professor of economics at Brown University.  His research focuses on the economics of land use and transportation. Current projects investigate; the relationship between public transit and the growth of cities, whether 'smart growth' type development actually affects individual...
Adjunct Fellow & Board Member
Brian Yablonski has been an adjunct fellow with PERC since 2003, specializing in wildlife and land management issues.  In this role, he contributes to PERC Reports, advises on public policy, and has made television appearances on the Fox Business Network’s Stossel show to bring a free market...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
Bruce Yandle is a consultant, writer and speaker on economics and political economy. He is Mercatus Center Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Mason University and participates regulatory in the Center’s Capitol Hill lecture series. Yandle is Dean Emeritus of Clemson University’s...