Allowing such “nonuse rights” to public natural resources would enable markets to advance environmental goals, leading to more stable and less contentious outcomes.
Vice President of Research
Shawn Regan is the vice president of research at PERC and executive editor of PERC Reports. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Outside, Los Angeles Times, High Country News, National Review, Reason, Grist, and Quartz, and his research has been published in journals such as Science, Natural Resources Journal, 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.” 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.