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Vice President of Operations
Monique Dutkowsky is vice president of operations at PERC. She holds an M.S. in applied economics from Montana State University and a B.S. in economics with a minor in political science from Clemson University. Her research focuses on the legal impediments to water trades. Dutkowsky previously worked with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation advocating for market-based approaches to resource management. Her work with Wildfire Defense Systems mapping fire risk is used by insurance companies throughout the West to help mitigate the impact of wildfires and quicken response times to vulnerable areas during fires. Dutkowsky authored Introduction to Microeconomics: A Focus on Economics in Your Everyday World. She enjoys camping, trail running, skiing, gardening, and hiking.