AUDIO: Are western wildfires larger and more frequent? What's the difference between wildfire prevention and suppression? Dean Lueck talks to John Batchelor about the evolution of wildfire policy.
Julian Simon Fellow
In Residence at PERC: July 17—31 and August 12—23, 2019
Research Topic: Legal rules and wildlife conservation: Applications to bison and reindeer
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. His areas of research are the economics of contracts and property rights, economic organization, law and economics, and environmental-natural resource economics. 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). Dean visited PERC as a Lone Mountain Fellow (2008 and 2012). He was a PERC Julian Simon Fellow (2015 and 2019).