2019 PERC Fellows

Senior Fellow

Sheila Olmstead
University of Texas at Austin
Research Topic: How property markets capitalize on flood risk

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Julian Simon Fellows

Prashant Bharadwaj
University of California – San Diego
Research Topic: Climate, migration, and labor market opportunities

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James Griffin
Texas A&M University
Research Topic: The efficiency gains from water marketing in the Edwards Aquifer in Texas

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Peter Kareiva
University of California – Los Angeles 

Research Topic: Rethinking conservation: avoiding excessive risk aversion and moving towards a systems approach

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Dean Lueck
Indiana University
Research Topic: Legal rules and wildlife conservation: applications to bison and reindeer

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Frank Wolak
Stanford University
Research Topic: Long-term resource adequacy in electricity markets with significant shares of intermittent renewables

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Lone Mountain Fellows

Josh Abbott
Arizona State University
Research Topic: Post-transitional effects of rationalization on the crew share system and remuneration in the Alaskan crab fishery

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Judson Boomhower
University of California – San Diego
Research Topic: Moral Hazard, Wildfires, and the Economic Incidence of Natural Disasters

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Karen Clay
Carnegie Mellon University
Research Topic:vHow do U.S. Power Plants Respond to Environmental Regulations? Evidence from 1938-1999

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Eric Edwards
North Carolina State University
Research Topic: The long-term outcomes of different property rights allocations to frontier land

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Sarah Johnston
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Research Topic: Uncertainty and investment in wind energy

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Bas van der Vossen
Chapman University
Research Topic: How to Leave Enough and As Good of the Environment

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Daniel Willard
Environmental Defense Fund
Research Topic: The evolution of recreational fishing rights in the Gulf of Mexico

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Impact Fellows

Ben Foster
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Research Topic: Using financial instruments to address landowner risks associated with migratory wildlife species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Bryan Leonard
Arizona State University
Research Topic: Ungulate migration and private land ownership in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Whitney Tilt
Conservation BenchMarks

 

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Jonathan Wood
Pacific Legal Foundation

 

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Graduate Fellows

Perry Ferrell
West Virginia University
Research Topic: Whether government information on avalanche reports crowds out privately-provided information and how privately-provided information affects forest service avalanche forecast accuracy

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Henry Holmes
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Research Topic: “Rethinking WOTUS in the Context of Wetlands: State-Level Regulation and Grassroots Conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region.”

 

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Andres Mendez Ruiz
University of Texas at Austin
Research Topic: Issues related to the flaring of natural gas in North Dakota and how that practice has been impacted by changes made in 2014 that were designed to reduce such flaring

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Casey Rozowski
North Carolina State University
Research Topic: Analyzing the impacts and economic implications of pollution mitigation efforts on infant mortality, with a focus on estimating pollutant-specific damages

 

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