Can the Big Bad Wolf Save Your Life?

Research from PERC fellows shows a general economic benefit to the presence of wolves, but complexities abound. The latest episode of the popular Freakonomics Radio podcast features PERC Senior Fellow Dominic Parker and PERC 2021 Lone Mountain Fellow Jennifer Raynor exploring the economics behind the great wolf debate.

A key takeaway: To make wolf recovery sustainable, policymakers should make sure that the economic benefits of wolves are enjoyed broadly, including by the farmers and ranchers who have disproportionately borne the costs of living with wolves.

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