Elinor Ostrom’s influential work provides useful insights into the various institutional frameworks for resource governance in the American West.
Research Fellow, Vice President of Research
Shawn Regan is a research fellow and vice president of research at PERC. He is also the executive editor of PERC Reports. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Outside, Quartz, High Country News, National Review, Reason, Regulation, Grist, and Distinctly Montana, and his research has been published in journals such as the Natural Resources Journal, Journal of Energy Law & Resources, and Breakthrough Journal.
He has testified before both houses of Congress and has appeared on national radio programs such as NPR’s “On Point” and American Public Media’s “Marketplace Morning Report.” In 2014, Shawn was a Generation Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute. He holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Montana State University and degrees in economics and environmental science from Berry College. He is also a former backcountry ranger for the National Park Service.