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Dominic Parker

Dominic Parker

Dominic (Nick) Parker, is a PERC senior fellow. Nick is also a professor of applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he serves in editorial roles for three leading academic journals in environmental and resource economics. Parker is a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a regular faculty lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute and the Elinor Ostrom Workshop.

His research appears in economics, science, and law journals and spans topics in development, environmental, and natural resource economics. It includes studies of property rights and environmental markets, resource booms and busts, land use, fishery and wildlife regulations, water trading, and renewable energy. 

His recent research on the unintended effects of US financial regulation on African mining communities and of wolves on deer-vehicle collisions in the U.S. has received widespread attention from over 100 media outlets including BBC News, Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, the Atlantic, and The Economist. He holds a Ph.D. in economics (2009) from UC-Santa Barbara where he was a National Science Foundation fellow in economics & environmental science.