Spencer Banzhaf

Spencer Banzhaf

Senior Fellow

Spencer Banzhaf is a PERC senior fellow and director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy at North Carolina State University. He holds both a B.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University. Spencer’s primary field of study is environmental policy analysis, specializing in issues related to land use and the protection of environmental amenities and recreational opportunities. His research has appeared in such top-tier academic journals as the American Economic Review, History of Political Economy, and Journal of Political Economy.

Articles by Spencer Banzhaf

FME: Exploring the Tough Questions

Young scholars from various discipline challenge the PERC founders of free market environmentalism on what works, what could work in the future and how to address large scale problems such as climate change, and also when markets are not the so. They will also discuss situations where markets might not work best or might not work at all.