Reed Watson

Executive Director

Reed Watson is the executive director at PERC. He is also the Director of PERC's Enviropreneur Institute, an educational program and launchpad for environmental entrepreneurs. Watson’s research focuses on the implementation of market-based solutions to natural resource conflicts. With Terry Anderson and Brandon Scarborough, he coauthored Tapping Water Markets (RFF Press, 2012).

Independent of PERC, Watson advises resource managers, policy makers, and conservation organizations on environmental resource valuation. He has completed consulting projects in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Louisiana and Florida. 

Watson holds a J.D. and M.A. in Environmental Economics from Duke University and a B.S. in Economics from Clemson University. Watson lives in Bozeman with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys trail running, skiing, and hunting.

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