Economic analysis will be most useful if it helps us prioritize our challenges, rather than being used as a rubber stamp to endorse environmental regulation.
While conflict-mineral measures in the Dodd-Frank Act may have reduced militia funding, the evidence suggests that they had the unintended effect of increasing human suffering.
Economists Steve Miller and Robert Deacon examine the management of bycatch in the U.S. West Coast groundfish fishery.
In this PERC Policy Series essay, Dean Lueck and Jonathan Yoder use economics to examine wildfire management and current wildfire policy debates.
For the last few decades, ecosystem services have been a popular theme in conservation policy. Should national governments be involved in enhancing their provision?
Is there room for innovation in national forest management? In this PERC Policy Series, Robert Nelson proposes "charter forests" as a new management approach.
In this PERC Policy Series, Roger E. Meiners and Andrew P. Morriss argue that Rachel Carson's red flag was raised too high.
This policy series on Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious phenomenon affecting honey bees, shows how real people resolve environmental problems.
The lessons from Namibia and other fisheries success stories discussed in this essay illustrate that property rights and environmental protection can happen anywhere.