Nudging people to dismiss risk by making it cheaper and easier for them to live in fire-prone areas helps no one.
Managing Editor, Research Fellow
Tate Watkins is a research fellow and managing editor at PERC. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Reason, The Atlantic, The Hill, and many other outlets.
Watkins earned M.A. and B.A. degrees in economics from Clemson University. He previously worked as a journalist reporting on economic development and foreign aid and as a research associate studying public policy in Washington, D.C. He also served in the Peace Corps in Senegal and worked with small-scale farmers in the Haitian coffee sector, where he helped manage an initiative to improve growers’ livelihoods.