economics

As part of PERC's Free Market Environmentalism Workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Micheal Orlando of Economics Advisors Inc. presents on financial contracting, energy, and the environment.
As part of PERC's Free Market Environmentalism Workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Dr. Jonathan Karpoff offers the keynote address highlighting Ronald Coase and environmental finance. Chapter 2 offers an overview of the patron saints.
As part of PERC's Free Market Environmentalism Workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Dr. Jonathan Karpoff offers the keynote address highlighting Ronald Coase and environmental finance. Section 3 highlights Ronald Coase's contributions.
Many jurisdictions have implemented bans or taxes on plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. PERC Lone Mountain Fellow Jonathan Klick argues, however, that reusable grocery bags contain potentially harmful bacteria, especially coliform bacteria such as E. coli.
Reed Watson, Peter Hill, Shawn Regan
Listen as Aaron Flint of "Voices of Montana" talks with Reed Watson, P.J. Hill, Shawn Regan, and Laura Huggins about free market environmentalism.
Roger Meiners
With central planners promising such extraordinary economic returns from regulation, what could possibly go wrong?
Andrew Morriss
Congress should not waste time debating a comprehensive climate change legislation in the coming year.
Matt Ridley
The death this week of Ronald Coase, one of the world's most-cited economists, comes at a time when there is lively debate about the very issue he raised: why neither markets nor government are panaceas.
Jonathan Adler
The existence of “externalities” — effects (costs or benefits) of market transactions that are not experienced by those involved in the transaction, but are instead experienced by others, those “external” to the transaction —  is routinely proffered as a justification fo
Jonathan Adler
I am stunned and saddened to learn that Nobel Laureate economist Ronald Coase has died.
G. Tracy Mehan III
I just returned to Virginia, from Montana, where I had the privilege to serve as one of PERC’s Lone Mountain Fellows and participate in a colloquium co-sponsored by PERC and the Liberty Fund, Inc.
Daniel Benjamin
A reflection on the life of "one of the most important economists of the 20th century."
Randy Simmons
James M. Buchanan, the Nobel laureate in economics and father of public choice theory, has passed away at the age of 93. Buchanan's work formed the foundation for PERC's early research on environmental issues.
Terry Anderson
As part of the Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC President Terry Anderson sat down with noted ecologist Daniel Botkin to discuss the conference and the need for a dynamic approach to the study of markets and nature. 
As part of the Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC Board Member Gerry Ohrstrom sat down with science writer Matt Ridley to discuss how economics and ecology can work together to find bottom-up solutions to environmental problems. 
Many jurisdictions have implemented bans or taxes on plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. PERC fellow Jonathan Klick argues, however, that reusable grocery bags contain potentially harmful bacteria, especially coliform bacteria such as E. coli. 

From the Editor

Understanding the relationship between economic development, assimilation, and tribal culture is challenging. This issue begins to explore some of the connections.
The connection between the fields of economics and ecology

Features

G. Tracy Mehan III
The wilderness illusion and environmental realism
Justin B. Richland
Will economic growth in the 21st century erode or augment tribal culture?
Te Maire Tau
Reinstating indigenous rights to own property and build an economy in New Zealand
Matt Ridley
Paradoxically, economics has done more for nature than ecology has.

Columns

Terry Anderson
“In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” —Eric Hoffer