The sooner government policy can make rare species an asset rather than a liability for private citizens, the better the prospects will be for the butterfly and other imperiled species.
Publications Fellow, Research Fellow
Tate Watkins is a research and publications fellow at PERC. He is also managing editor of PERC Reports. He previously worked with small-scale farmers in the Haitian coffee sector, where he helped set up an initiative to boost growers’ production, quality, and livelihoods. Prior to that, he worked as a freelance journalist reporting on economic development and foreign aid.
Watkins earned M.A. and B.A. degrees in economics from Clemson University, served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, and spent two years researching economics and public policy in Washington, D.C. He is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.