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Reed Watson

Reed Watson is the director of the Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity and a professor of practice in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University. He is also the former executive director of PERC. His research focuses on the implementation of market-based solutions to natural resource conflicts focusing particularly on public lands, water, and wildlife issues. With Terry Anderson and Brandon Scarborough, he co-authored Tapping Water Markets (RFF Press) in 2012.

Watson holds a J.D. and M.A. in Environmental Economics from Duke University and a B.S. in Economics from Clemson University. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys trail running, skiing, and hunting.