Dean Lueck

Dean Lueck

Julian Simon Fellow

Dean Lueck is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Program on Governance of Natural Resources at the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University and an Affiliated Professor at the Maurer School of Law. His areas of research are the economics of contracts and property rights, economic organization, law and economics, and environmental-natural resource economics. He is the author of several academic articles on the economics of wildfire management and a contributing co-editor (with Karen Bradshaw) of Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives (Resources for the Future Press, 2012). Dean visited PERC as a Lone Mountain Fellow (2008 and 2012). He was a PERC Julian Simon Fellow (2015 and 2019).

Articles by Dean Lueck

Wildfire Policy From Mann Gulch To Today

AUDIO: Are western wildfires larger and more frequent? What's the difference between wildfire prevention and suppression? Dean Lueck talks to John Batchelor about the evolution of wildfire policy.

PERC Podcast: What are the economics of wildfire?

AUDIO: What are the economics of wildfire? What policy reforms would foster more efficient fire management? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, authors Dean Lueck and Jon Yoder share the findings from their policy report Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy: An Economic Perspective.