In this PERC Case Study, Sierra Crane-Murdoch explores the challenges facing a tribe atop the nation’s biggest oil play. While mineral owners off the reservation have earned thousands of dollars for each acre leased, most allottees within have earned only a few hundred.
By the employment of dogs, farmers and conservationists are reducing both livestock lost to predation and cheetahs lost to predator control.
Steven Bick 12/22/2011
By Steven Bick
Holly Fretwell 08/22/2011
State parks often have their budgets cut when revenues are tight. Some parks are having success by hiring private companies to run the parks. They are efficient, good stewards of the resource, and customer-friendly.
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes 08/19/2011
African white rhinos have been saved from extinctionby private owners who used property rights and market incentives to restore the South African population of 20 in 1900 to more than 20,000 today.
Matthew Neidell, Joshua Zivin 12/10/2010
The preliminary results of this research provide robust evidence that ozone levels well below federal air quality standards have a significant impact on productivity among hourly farm workers.
Todd BenDor 11/12/2010
Todd Ben-Dor, a 2010 PERC Lone Mountain Fellow, examines the U.S. ecosystems services market that requires environmental restoration to offset aquatic resource damages. As the need for mitigation banking increases, he has studied forces affecting this growing market.
Kurt Schnier 09/29/2010
This research empirically investigates cooperative behavior in a natural resource extraction industry in which the provision of a public good (bycatch avoidance) in the Alaskan flatfish fishery is essential to the duration of the fishing season, and an information provision mechanism exists to...
Brandon Scarborough, Reed Watson 09/28/2010
The Habitat Farming Enterprise Program may be able to restore three endangered and threatened fish species to the Columbia River where millions of dollars from government agencies and conservation groups have failed.