The Political Economy of the American West

Terry L. Anderson and Peter J. Hill, Editors

Myths about the Old West are challenged by these authors who discuss why there was little economic growth on Western Indian reservations, how Yellowstone National Park really was established (by the railroads), and the subsidized development of water resources. The book illustrates the interplay of economic and political forces on Western development.

Terry L. Anderson is the executive director of PERC and a professor of economics at Montana State University. Peter J. Hill is a PERC senior associate and a professor of economics at Wheaton College.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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1994; 178 pp.

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Terry Anderson is president of PERC and the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally sensitive. His research helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of...
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P.J. Hill is professor emeritus of economics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and a Senior Fellow at PERC.An economic historian by training, Hill has written on institutional change and the evolution of property rights. His book with Terry Anderson, The Not So Wild, Wild West, challenged many of the traditional theories of how the West was...
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