Improving incentives for landowners is a more effective way to conserve habitat than imposing burdensome regulatory mandates on them.
Publications Fellow, Research Fellow
Tate Watkins is a research and publications fellow at PERC. He is also managing editor of PERC Reports. 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.