H. Spencer Banzhaf 12/08/2014
What the birth of free-market economics can teach us about today's natural resource policies.
James G. Workman 09/14/2012
One sunny day in La Jolla, at the public Windansea Beach, I tried to catch a wave and sit on top of the world. I splashed into the “wild, open, and free” waves with the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari” melody in my head.
Andrew Wilson 11/01/2011
To keep the water running in LasVegas, recognize scarcity and let water rates rise-- double or even triple. Encourage homeowners to trade water rights. Let the market determine how much water people use, not the water police.
James G. Workman 06/09/2011
Could the political conflict over wolf recovery efforts be resolved via economics? Let the bidding begin.
Seth Zuckerman 02/24/2011
Productive farm land near large urban centers is being protected as conservation easements include farming as a stipulation of the tax-reducing easements.
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 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.
Leonard Gilroy 10/03/2010
In the grand scheme, state parks are an amenity that generally falls lower on the state’s priority list than education, health care, and corrections.
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...