Long before the EPA was a glint in anyone's eye, property rights were dealing with pollution issues. Watch as PERC's Terry Anderson discusses free market solutions to pollution and other environmental conflicts with John Stossel on Fox Business Network.
We make the mistake sometimes of assuming that the way you clean the environment is just adding another regulation. Watch as PERC senior fellow Jonathan Adler discusses the confusion about pollution and why he is unhappy with the EPA's new rules with John Stossel on Fox Business Network.
Gary Libecap 03/07/2014
Thanks to secure property rights, this technology has the power to resuscitate our lagging economy.
Daniel Benjamin 12/04/2013
A cautionary tale of ozone regulation
Shawn Regan, Fred Thomas 11/06/2013
How opposition to coal exports is impacting one of the poorest communities in Montana — the Crow Indian reservation.
Matt Ridley 09/05/2013
The death this week of Ronald Coase, one of the world's most-cited economists, comes at a time when there is lively debate about the very issue he raised: why neither markets nor government are panaceas.
Terry Anderson 04/17/2013
As oil continues to gush from BP's Macondo well and politicians posture, it is time for us to ask why we are drilling in such risky places when there is oil available elsewhere. The answer lies in the mantra NIMBY—"not in my back yard."
By Brian Lutz and Martin Doyle -- Our research shows that for the Marcellus Shale significantly less wastewater is generated for every unit of natural gas recovered by hydraulic fracturing than by conventional gas production.
As part of PERC's FME workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Jonathan Klick of the University of Pennsylvania Law School presents on estimating the effects of emissions permits.
[Read the Abstract]