Laura Huggins

Research Fellow

Huggins is a research fellow and former director of outreach with PERC as well as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Her association with PERC goes back several years, although she has recently embarked on a new venture as the manager of economic initiatives for the American Prairie Reserve. 

Huggins coauthored with Terry Anderson Property Rights: A Practical Guide to Freedom and Prosperity (2003  & 2009) and Greener Than Thou: Are You Really an Environmentalist? (2008). Her latest book, Environmental Entrepreneurship: Markets Meet the Environment in Unexpected Places was published in 2013.

Huggins edited Accounting for Mother Nature: Changing Demands for her Bounty (2007), Drug War Deadlock: The Policy Battle Continues (2005) and Population Puzzle: Boom or Bust? (2005).

Huggins is interested in the role of economic processes in shaping natural resource policy and in promoting market principles to a wide audience to help resolve environmental dilemmas. As part of this interest, she served as the editor of PERC Reports—The Magazine of Free Market Environmentalism and has published in the popular press; including the Washington Times and Los Angeles Times.

She holds an M.S. in Public Policy and a B.S. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Utah State University. Huggins and her husband live in Bozeman, Montana with their two vivacious children. Any spare time she can find is spent rock climbing and fly fishing! Additionally, she serves on the Temple Fork Outfitters Advisory Board.

Laura can be reached at laura@perc.org.

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