Michelangelo Landgrave is part of the inaugural class of PERC Impact Fellows in 2015. He is finishing up a M.A. in Economics from California State University, Long Beach and hopes to begin doctoral studies in fall 2016. He was previously a research intern with the Cato Institute and Reason Foundation where he worked on immigration and transportation issues respectively. His academic work focuses largely on urban population issues.
Michelangelo was first introduced to market environmentalism during undergraduate studies when he read Terry Anderson & P.J. Hill’s book, The Not So Wild, Wild West. The book was instrumental in convincing him to switch his major to Economics (he was previously a Political Science major) and pursue academia. He is interested in applying PERC’s work on market environmentalism to urban issues such as local air quality and climate adaptation.