Are western wildfires larger and more frequent? What’s the difference between wildfire prevention and suppression? How has wildfire policy evolved in the past century? How do land managers determine when to fight a fire and when to let it burn? Dean Lueck, a former smokejumper and co-author of Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy, talks to John Batchelor about the economics and policy of wildfire.
- Julian Simon Fellow
Dean Lueck is a 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. He is the author of several academic articles on the economics of wildfire management and a contributing co-editor (with Karen Bradshaw) of Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives (Resources for the Future Press, 2012). In 2015, he was a PERC Julian Simon Fellow.