Previous Lone Mountain Fellows

2017

  • Eric Alston: University of Colorado, Boulder
    Topic: Railroads, Popular Sentiment and Legal Uncertainty: Comparative Development of Irrigation in Colorado and Montana
  • Karen Bradshaw: Arizona State University
    Topic: Virtual Parceling: Coordinated Resource Management in an Era of Privatization
  • Christopher Holman: University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Topic: Reducing Barriers to the Development of Truly Advanced Biofuels
  • Richard Hornbeck: University of Chicago
    Topic: Engines of Productivity Growth: Railroads, Reallocation, and the Rise of American Manufacturing
  • Lynne Kiesling: Purdue University
    Topic: Network Interconnection, Regulation, and Transaction Costs: Evolving Electric Power Systems in the Early 20th Century
  • Bryan Leonard: Arizona State University
    Topic: Resources on Native American Reservations: Blessing or Curse?
  • Vanessa Casado Perez: Texas A&M School of Law
    Topic: The Role of Specialized Tribunals in the Adjudication of Water Property Disputes: A Specialized Water Court for Montana
  • Roger Von Haefen: North Carolina State University
    Topic: The Nationwide Loss of Recreational Ecosystem Services from the BP Gulf Oil Spill

2016

  • Prashant Bharadwaj: Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California
    Topic: Migration, Agriculture, and Land Use: Evidence from the Partition of India
  • Karen Clay: Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s H.John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
    Topic: Economics and Externalities of Moving Crude Oil and Ethanol by Pipelines and Railroads
  • Chris Costello: Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Private Eradication of Mobile Public Bads
  • Klaus Desmet: Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research
    Topic: Estimating the Cost of Coastal Flooding (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg)
  • Timothy Fitzgerald: Associate Professor in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University
    Topic: Regulatory Capture in a Resource Boom
  • Rob Fleck: Professor of Economics at Clemson University
    Topic: Increasing the Value of Property Rights by Limiting Transferability: A Model with Application to Hunting and Fishing (with F. Andrew Hanssen)
  • Andrew Hanssen: Professor of Economics in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University
    Topic: Increasing the Value of Property Rights by Limiting Transferability: A Model with Application to Hunting and Fishing (with Rob Fleck)
  • Akshaya Jha: Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College
    Topic: The Local Environmental Consequences of Coal Procurement at U.S. Power Plants
  • Donald Kochan: Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
    Topic: Pride and Property
  • Jamie Mullins: Assistant Professor in the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Topic: Ambient Air Pollution and Human Performance: Contemporaneous and Acclimatization Effects of Ozone Exposure on Athletic Performance
  • Dominic Parker: Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Topic: Can Zoning Worsen Local Externalities from Resource Extraction? Lessons from Roadway Accidents during a Mining Boom
  • Esteban Rossi-Hansberg: Theodore A. Wells ‘29 Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University
    Topic: Evaluating the Cost of Coastal Flooding (with Klaus Desmet)
  • Nicholas Sanders: Assistant Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University
    Topic: Delayed Adjustment to Environmental Changes: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program
  • Thomas Stratmann: University Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University
    Topic: The Transaction Costs of Property Rights: Evidence from Timber Options
  • Frank A. Wolak: Holbrook Professor of Commodity Price Studies in the Department of Economics at Stanford University
    Topic: Level versus Variability Trade-offs in Wind and Solar Generation Investments: The Case of California
  • Christy Zhou: Assistant Professor in economics at Clemson University
    Topic: The Effect of Market Size on Fuel-Saving Technology Adoption in Passenger Vehicles

 2015

  • Joseph Aldy: Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University
    Topic: Information Provision and Countervailing Risks: The Case of UV-Index and Ozone Pollution Forecast
  • Sarah Anderson: Associate Professor in Environmental Politics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Salience of Wildfire Risk and the Management of Public Lands
  • Ron Bailey: Science Correspondent for Reason
    Topic: The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the 21st Century
  • Spencer Banzhaf: Professor in the Department of Economics at Georgia State University
    Topic: The Local Provision of Public Goods
    Seminar: Pricing the Tiebout Commons: Capitalization as a Two-Part Tariff
  • Jeff Bennett: Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University
    Topic: Managing the Australian Outback
  • Prashant Bharadwaj: Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California
    Topic: Dust Exposure & Infant Mortality in West Africa: Lessons for Climate Adaptation
  • Karen Clay: Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
    Topic: Electricity Generation and Air Pollution in an Unregulated Environment: The United States, 1938–1963
    Seminar: Canary in a Coal Mine: Impact of Mid-20th Century Air Pollution on Infant Mortality and Property Values
  • Robert Deacon: Emeritus Professor of Economics and Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Protecting Marine Ecosystems: Regulation Versus Market Incentives
  • Corbett Grainger: Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Topic: Property Rights, Regulatory Capture, and Natural Resource Exploitation
  • Seigi Karasaki: Conservation Analyst at the Breakthrough Institute
    Topic: Water Quality and Conservation in the Catskills Watershed: Ecosystem Services or Passive Protection?
  • Alex Kasterine: Head of the Trade and Environment Programme with the International Trade Center
    Topic: A Political Economy Framework for Analyzing the Illegal Trade in Wildlife
  • Kyle Meng: Assistant Professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Path Dependence in U.S. Coal-fired Electricity Production
  • Dwight Newman: Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law at the University of Saskatchewan
    Topic: Why Canadian Courts are Creating Indigenous Property Rights with Economically Dysfunctional Characteristics
  • Dominic Parker: Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Topic: From Plows to Horizontal Fracking: Anti-commons and Unintended Consequences of Land Privatization
  • Mark PenningtonProfessor of Public Policy and Political Economy at King’s College of London
    Topic: Realistic Idealism and the Ethics of Market Environmentalism
  • Margarita Portnykh: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Migration as an Adaptation Response to Climate Change
  • Steven Puller: Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University
    Topic: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Energy Efficiency Policy in the Transportation Sector
  • Matthew Turner: Professor of Economics at Brown University
    Topic: Urban Form and Driving: Evidence from U.S. Cities
  • Bart Wilson: Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University
    Topic: Language and Cooperation in Hominin Scavenging
  • Frank Wolak: Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in the Economics Department at Stanford University
    Topic: Water Pricing to Manage Revenue and Sales Risk
  • Erez Yoeli: Post-Doctoral at Harvard University
    Topic: Averting Partisan Disputes of Potentially Divisive Issues

2014

  • Jeff Bennett: Professor of Environmental Management and Development Program, Australian National University
    Topic: Can PES schemes mimic markets?
  • Linus Blomqvist: Director of Research, The Breakthrough Institute
    Topic: Saving Nature by Making it Useless
  • Eric Claeys: Professor of Law, George Mason University
    Topic: On Taking Water “Out of the Hands of Nature”: Lockean Labor Theory and the Colorado Doctrine
  • Josh Eagle: Solomon Blatt Professor of Law, University of South Carolina
    Topic: The Incentives of a Resource Owner: Evidence from a Private Oyster Fishery
  • Eric Edwards: Assistant Professor of Applied Economics, Utah State University
    Topic: The Role of Property Rights in Bureaucratic Environmental Good Provision: Case Analysis from Northern Chile
    Seminar: Interest Group Competition and Government Provision of Environmental Public Goods
  • Daniel Kaffine: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder
    Topic: Fiscal and Environmental Federalism Literature into a Natural Resource Management Framework
    Seminar: When to Decentralize Renewable Resource Management
  • Matthew Neidell: Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
    Topic: Pollution, Health, and Decision Making
    Seminar: Temperature, Performance, and Human Capital
  • Sheila Olmstead: Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
    Topic: Induced Development in Risky Locations: Fire Suppression and Land Use in the American West
  • Dominic Parker: Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    Topic: The Effect of the Tax Code on Private Land Conservation
  • Matthew Turner: Professor of Economics, Brown University
    Topic: Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth
  • Roger Von Haefen: Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University
    Topic: Residential Electricity Demand
    Seminar: Conservation Policies: Who Responds to Price and Who Responds to Prescription?
  • Quinn Weninger: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University
    Topic: Economic Performance in the Early Stages of the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share
    Seminar: The Cost of Overconfidence: Evidence from the Last True Hunters
  • Frank Wolak: Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies, Department of Economics, Stanford University
    Topic: Electricity in California
    Seminar: Expecting the Unexpected: Emissions Uncertainty and Environmental Market Design
  • Andrew Yates: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Topic: The Optimal Scale for Water Quality Markets

2013

  • Bart Wilson: Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Economics and Law, Chapman University
    Topic: The Meaning of Property in Things
    Seminar: Further Towards a Theory of the Emergence of Property
  • Carson Bruno: Research Fellow at the Hoover Institute
    Topic: Hydraulic Fracturing: Sow’s Ear or Silk Purse?
  • Rob Fleck: Professor of Economics, Clemson University
    Topic: The Foundations of Wealth-Enhancing Democracy: Aristotle, Lindaul, and Institutional Design in Ancient Greece
  • Matthew Turner: Professor of Economics, University of Toronto
    Topic: Land Use Regulation and Welfare
  • Chuck Podolak: Duke University
    Topic: Challenges to Water Markets
    Seminar: Conditional Water Rights in Colorado: Speculation in Disguise?
  • Fr. Gregory Jensen: University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Topic: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Property Rights and the Environment
    Seminar: The Moral Case for Property Rights in Light of the Tradition of the Orthodox Church
  • Quinn Weninger: Associate Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Iowa State University
    Topic: Ecosystems Based Fisheries Management
    Seminar: Fishing Behavior Across Space, Time and Depth: With Application to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery
  • Tracy Mehan: Principal in the Environmental Science and Policy Division, The Cadmus Group
    Topic: Who Owns the Environment?
  • Daniel Botkin: Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Markets and Nature as Processes
  • Maximilian Auffhammer: Associate Professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department and Director of the International Areas Studies Teaching Program, University of California – Berkeley
    Topic: Climate Change
    Seminar: Quantifying Intensive and extensive margin adaptation responses to climate change: A study of California’s Residential Electricity Consumption

2012

  • Randal Rucker: Professor of Agricultural Economics at Montana State University
    Topic: Indian and Non-Indian Salmon Fisheries
    Seminar: The Microeconomics of a Natural Resource Boom: Evidence from the Washington State Tribal Fishery
  • Andrew Hanssen: Professor of Economics at Clemson University
    Topic: Eminent Domain in the 19th Century Railroad Boom
    Seminar: Courts, Legislatures, and the Adaptability of Property Rules: Eminent Domain in the 19th Century Railroad Boom
  • Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes: Wildlife Consultant in South Africa
    Topic: Markets for Wildlife
    Seminar: Can Legal Trade in Rhino Horn Save Rhinos?
  • Tim Fitzgerald: Professor of Agricultural Economics at Montana State University
    Topic: Incorporating Water Quality into Prior Appropriation
    Seminar: Prior Appropriation and Water Quality
  • Sarah Hallier: International Relations Graduate Student at Harvard University
    Topic: Markets for Wildlife
    Seminar: Evaluating the Role of CITES in Protecting Rhinos
  • Jonathan Klick: Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania
    Seminar: Plastic Bag Bans and Foodborne Illness
  • Gary Libecap: Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Seminar: Addressing Global Externalities: Transaction Costs Considerations
  • Quinn Weninger: Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa
    Topic: Market Speculation and Environmental Permits
    Seminar: Fleet Rationalization Under Individual Transferable Quotas
  • Frank Wolak: Professor of Economics at Stanford University
    Topic: Increasing the IQ of the Smart Grid
    Seminar: An Experimental Comparison of Critical Peak and Hourly Pricing: The PowerCentsDC Program
  • J.B. Ruhl: Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School
    Topic: Global Climate Change and US Law: The Next Legal Frontiers
  • Jonathan Yoder: Professor of Economics at Washington State University
  • Dean Lueck: Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona
    Topic: Economic Organization and Wildfire: Complex Property Rights and Emergency Conditions
  • Jason Johnston: Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School
    Topic: Global Warming and the End of Environmental Law
  • John Briscoe: Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health at Harvard University
    Topic: The Challenge of Water in a Changing World
  • Dominic Parker: Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Topic: Natural Resources and American Indians: The Unintended Consequences of Conflict Mineral Regulations
  • Harrison Zeff: Environmental Engineering PhD Candidate at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Topic: Incentives for Water Utilities and Consumers During Drought

2011

  • Claire Priest: Professor of Law at Yale Law Scool
    Topic: Creating an American Property Law
    Seminar: The Colonial Transformation of Property and the Formation of an American Legal Order, 1650-1820
  • Christopher Costello: Professor of the Environmental and Resource Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara
    Topic: Enhanced Conservation Via Marine Property Right
  • Bart J. Wilson: Joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the School of Law, and the Wilkinson College of Humanites & Social Sciences at Chapman University.
    Topic: Territorial foundations of human property
  • Daniel Kaffine: Assistant Professor in the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines
    Topic: Severable wind rights from an economic perspective
    Seminar: Wind Power and Split Estate
  • Dino Falaschetti: Associate Professor of Law and Economics at Florida State University
    Topic: Transactions cost leadership
    Seminar: Transactions cost leadership on the politics, law, and economics of creating wealth and spreading opportunity
  • Eric Coleman: Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida State University
    Topic: The effects of different types of property rights on environmental sustainability
    Seminar: Property Rights and Environmental Sustainability: Household Evidence from Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda
  • James Salzman: Joint appointments at Duke University at the Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law and as the Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy
    Topic: Game Theory
    Seminar: Gaming the Past: The Theory and Practice of Historic Baselines in the Administrative State
  • Jeffrey Bennett: Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
    Topic: Little Green Lies
    Seminar: Property Rights and Land Degradation in China
  • Jonathan Adler: Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    Topic: Firm theory and contemporary pollution problems
    Seminar: Property Rights and Land Degradation in China
  • Matthew Neidell: Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University
    Topic: Willingness to pay for water quality
  • Matthew Kahn: Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Public Policy
    Topic: Cities adaptation to climate change
    Seminar: How will climate change impact urbanities and their cities?
  • Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes: Sustainability Economist and Consultant
    Topic: International Wildlife Trade Policy
  • Richard Rice: President of the Save Your World Foundation
    Topic: Misaligned Incentives and Trade-offs in Allocating Conservation Funding
    Seminar: Property rights and conservation agreements in developing countries
  • Sergey Mityakov: Professor of Economics at Clemson University
    Topic: Oil trade diversification, international relations, and energy security
    Seminar: Political Limits on World Oil Trade
  • Randy Rucker: Professor of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University
    Topic: Pollination markets and colony collapse disorder in bee populations
    Seminar: The Economic Consequences of Bee Disease
  • Steven Medema: Professor of Economics and the Director of the University Honors and Leadership Program at the University of Colorado Denver
    Topic: Coase and the Environment
    Seminar: Of Coase and Carbon: The Coase Theorem in Environmental Economics, 1960–1979
  • Todd Zywicki: Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University
    Topic: Takings Law
    Seminar: The Political Economy of Takings Law: Of Public Use and Just Compensation

2010

  • Bart J. Wilson: Joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the School of Law at Chapman University.
    Topic: Whaler’s Rule of Capture
    Seminar: The Ecological and Civil Mainsprings of Property: An Experimental Economic History of Whalers’ Rules of Capture (with Taylor Jaworski, Karl Schurter, and Andrew Smyth)
  • Matthew Turner: Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto.
    Topic: Urban Travel/Road Congestion
  • Brian Steed: Researcher and teacher in the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
    Topic: Water Rights
    Seminar: The impact of adjudication on groundwater resources: An over time look at groundwater governance in Los Angeles County, California
  • Paul Schwennesen: Double Check Ranch.
    Topic: Conservation Easements
    Seminar: When Eminent Domain and Conservation Easements Collide: An Arizona Ranching Family Finds Itself in a Conservation Quagmire
  • Kurt Schnier: Associate Professor of Economics at Georgia State University. .
    Topic: Fisheries
    Seminar: Regional delivery impacts in rights-based fisheries
  • Mark Sagoff: Director and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.
    Topic: Markets for Ecological Services
    Seminar: The Quantification and Valuation of Ecosystem Services
  • Matthew Neidell: Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, at Columbia University.
    Topic: Impact of environmental conditions on worker productivity
  • Robert H. Nelson: Professor of Environmental Policy at the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland and a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center. .
    Topic: Land Forum
    Seminar: The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion versus Environmental Religion
  • Jason Johnston: Professor of Law and Director, Program on Law, the Environment, and the Economy, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
    Topic: Optimal Degree of Regulatory Deference to Scientific Experts
    Seminar: Profits or Social Networks: What Determines the Bribe Payments Made by Entrepreneurs in Eastern Europe?
  • Todd BenDor: Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    Topic: Assessing Regulatory and Entrepreneurial Risk in US Wetland and Stream Markets
    Seminar: Forces Promoting U.S. Wetland and Stream Banking
  • Larry Chavis: Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
    Topic: Weak Institutions and Ability of American Indians to Become Entrepreneurs
    Seminar: Profits or Social Networks: What Determines the Bribe Payments Made by Entrepreneurs in Eastern Europe?
  • Christopher Costello: Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California-Santa Barbara.
    Topic: Spatiality
    Seminar: Marine protected areas in spatial property-rights fisheries, Unitization of spatially connected renewable resources
  • Anca M. Cotet: Assistant Professor of Economics at Ball State University
    Topic: Climate Change Mitigation
    Seminar: Technological Improvement and Climate Change Mitigation: Evidence from the Diffusion of Air Conditioning and Seasonal Mortality in the United States
  • Rebecca Goldman: Central Science Division of the Nature Conservancy
    Topic: Markets for Ecosystem services in Patagonia
    Seminar: Ecosystem Services: Developing Markets to Help Conserve Patagonia Grasslands Proposal and Work Plan for Advancing Ecosystem Service Contracting
  • David Haddock: Professor of Law and Economics at Northwestern University
    Topic: CAFE: The Corporate Average Fuel Economy Mandate

2009

  • Jonathan Adler: Professor and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western University School of Law
    Topic: Labeling law—the extent to which the government can require companies to disclose truthful information
  • Sarah Anderson: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California-Santa Barbara
    Topic: The problem with neighbors: Jurisdictions and resource use
  • H. Spencer Banzhaf: Associate Professor of Economics at Georgia State University
    Topic: Markets for Land and Pollution: The Political Economy of Environmental Justice
  • Olivier Deschenes: Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: The Impact of Climate Change on Health in India: Evidence from Annual Fluctuations in Weather
  • Eric Mack: Professor of Philosophy, Tulane University
    Topic: The Natural Right of Property
  • Gregory L. Poe: Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economic Management, Cornell University
    Topic: Primer on Water Trading
  • Larry E. Ribstein: Visiting Professor of Law, New York University Law School
    Topic: The Market for Environmental Law
  • Robert P. Saldin: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Montana
    Topic: The Role of Natural Resources in Western Politics
  • Kurt E. Schnier: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Georgia State University
    Topic: Production Efficiency, Exit, and Co-op Formation in Rights-Based Fisheries
  • Kevin Tsui: Assistant Professor of Economics, Clemson University
    Topic: Economic and Environmental Curse of Oil: Dutch Disease or Malthusian Trap?

2008

  • Steve Bick: Consulting Forester and Adjunct Faculty Member, State College of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    Seminar: Forest Enterprise of the Adirondacks
  • Christopher Costello: Assistant Professor, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California-Santa Barbara
    Topic: Can spatial property rights fix fisheries?
  • Jason Johnston: Professor of Law and Director, Program on Law, the Environment, and the Economy, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
    Topic: Climate change hysteria and the Supreme court: On the Economic Impact of Global Warming on the U.S. and the misguided Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Clean Air Act
  • Dean Lueck: Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Co-director, Program on Economics, Law, and the Environment, University of Arizona
    Topic: Domestication and ownership of wild species
  • G. Patrick Lynch: Senior Fellow, Liberty Fund
    Seminar: From Eden to Leviathan: The Evolution of Politics from the State of Nature
  • Josiah Ober: Professor of Classics and Political Science, Stanford University
    Seminar: Epistemic democracy in classical Athens: How diversity can foster innovation
  • Julian Morris and Kendra Okonski: International Policy Network, London
    Seminar: Which Policy to Address Climate change
  • Dominic Parker: Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University
    Topic: Rule of law and access to credit on American Indian reservations
  • Matthew Ridley: English business man and popular science author
    Seminar: The Ecology of Human Progress

2007

  • Sarah Anderson: Associate Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and Department of Political Science, University of California-Santa Barbara
    Topic: Analysis of environmental voting behavior
    Seminar: The Green Machine: Environmental Constituents and Congressional Voting
  • Steve Bick: Consulting Forester and Adjunct Faculty Member, State College of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    Publication: “Ownership and Stewardship Go Hand in Hand: One Family, Many Acres and Seven Generations of Ownership,” PERC Reports, Summer 2008
  • Nicholas Georgiadis: Director, Mpala Reserach Center, Nanyuki, Kenya
    Topic: Conserving wildlife in African Landscapes: Kenya’s Ewaso Ecosystem,
    Seminar: The Wonder and Decline of Animal Migrations
  • Michael Norton-Griffiths: Independeent Wildife Consultant, Kenya
    Topic: Economic impact of secure property rights in Kenya’s agricultural sector, and the rapid evolution of property rights on Kenya’s rangelands
    Seminar: Contemporary issues of land tenure in Kenya
  • J. Bishop Grewell: Attorney, Mayer Brown, LLP, Chicago
    Topic: Analysis of voluntary pollution easements purchased by the Anaconda Mining Company at the turn of the 20th Century
    Seminar: In Search of Entitlements: One Explanation to the Damages/Injunction Choice
  • D. Bruce Johnsen: Professorof Law, George Mason University
    Topic: Property rights, Institutioins, and salmon fishing practices of the Northwest Coast Indian tribes
    Seminars: Socially Responsible Investing PERC Style: A Preliminary Investigation; Science, Salmon, and Primitive Man on the Northwest Coast
  • Kurt E. Schnier: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Georgia State University
    Topic: The value of a statistical life and rights-based fisheries policy: The Case of the Alaskan Crab Fishers
    Seminars: Common property information, and cooperation: Commercial fishing in the Bering Sea; Occupational Risk and Rights-based fisheries Policy: Studying Changes in the Deadliest Catch
  • James Workman: Natural Resource Consultant and Founder, Confluence Associates, Botswana
    Publications: “Tapping our ingenuity,” News Tribune, Nov. 25, 2007
    “The Water Ethic: Fitful Birth of a certain Alienable Right,” Draft paper, Dec.1, 2007

2006

  • Nigel Asquith: Director of Science, Fundacion Natura Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
    Topic: Promoting markets for watershed services in Bolivia: Can the FME model be exported? The Case of Los Negros-Santa Rosa
    Seminar: Evaluating intervention policies (e.g. markets for environmental services) in protecting the Environment and Reducing Poverty: Shifting focus from measuring and monitoring ‘inputs’ and ‘outputs,’ to quantified and replicated measurement of outcomes (with Maria Teresa Vargas)
    Publications: “Bees and Barbed Wire for Water,” PERC Reports, December 2006
    “Selling Two Environmental Services: In-kind payments of bird habitat and watershed protection in Los Negros, Bolivia,” with Maria Teresa Vargas, and Sven Wunder, Ecologial Economics, 65(4) 2008, 675-684.
    “Tratos, Justos Para Servicios Hidrolgicos en Bolivia,” with Maria Teresa Vargas. London: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Fundacion Natura Bolivia
  • Steve Bick: Consulting Forester and Adjunct Faculty Member, State College of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    Publication: Adirondack Forest Owner’s Manual Forest Enterprise Institute, April 2007
  • Ted Gayer: Associate Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
    Topic: The Effects of the Endangered Species Act on Economic Development
  • David Haddock: Professor of Law and Economics, Northwestern Univeristy
    Topic: Government provision of public bads
    Seminar: Bad public goods: The public goods paradox: Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? (with Alison Berry)
    Publication: “Warning: Army Corps of Engineers Project Ahead,” PERC Reports, Fall 2007
  • Randy Rucker: Professor of Economics, Department Agricultural Economics and Econmics, Montana State University
    Topic: Indian and Non-Indian Salmon Fisheries: The Economic Effects of U.S. v. Washington
    Seminar: The Alaskan Crab Rationalization Program: Experiences in the First Two Seasons
  • Mitch Tobin: Former reporter for the the Arizona Daily Star
    Topic: Legislating Noah’s Ark: Why the Endangered Species Act is not working. Book draft
    Publication: “Save a Species, Save on Taxes,” PERC Reports, Fall 2007
  • Maria Teresa Vargas: Executive Director, Fundacion Natura Bolivia
    Topic: Promoting Markets for Watershed Services in Bolivia: Can the FME Model be Exported? The Case if Los Negros-Santa Rosa
    Seminar: Evaluating intervention policies (e.g. markets for environmental services) in protecting the Environment and Reducing Poverty: Shifting focus from measuring and monitoring ‘inputs’ and ‘outputs,’ to quantified and replicated measurement of outcomes (with Nigel Asquith)
  • James Workman: Natural Resource Consultant and Founder, Confluence Associates, Botswana
    Topic: Michael Milken Meets John Muir: Turning Fixed Liabilities into Liquid Assets
    Publication: “Deadbeat Dams: Perhaps It’s Time to Pull the Plug,” PERC Reports, Enviropreneur Issue
    “How to Fix our Dam Problems,” Science and Technology, The University of Texas, Dallas, Fall 2007.
  • Seth Zuckerman:
    Publication: “Unpaved with Good Intentions: New Easements Keep Farmland in Production, Despite Spiraling Property Values,” High Country News, Sept. 18, 2006