"For some, using "markets" and "environment" in the same sentence is like mixing oil and water. For this group of scholars, markets and market-like institutions are potential solutions to the growing number of resource and amenity conflicts found in the American West. Accounting for Mother Nature is a great example of institutional detail and clever policy suggestions." —Doug Allen, Simon Fraser University
"America's public land system is outdated and failing the West. Accounting for Mother Nature offers an insightful diagnosis and innovative ideas for public land reform. It is an important contribution to the public land policy debate." —Robert H. Nelson, University of Maryland, and author of Public Lands and Private Rights
About the Author
Terry L. Anderson is the Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC); Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; and Professor Emeritus at Montana State University. His work with Donald Leal helped launch the idea of "free market environmentalism." Anderson is the author or editor of thirty books, including the most recent, Self-Determination The Other Path for Native Americans (2006), coedited with Bruce L. Benson and Thomas E. Flanagan. Laura E. Huggins is a research fellow and Director of Development with PERC, as well as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Huggins is the author, along with Terry L. Anderson, of Property Rights: A Practical Guide to Freedom and Prosperity (2003).Thomas Michael Power is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Montana. He specializes in natural resource and environmental economics and their relationship to local and regional development. He is author of five books including Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies: The Search for Value of Place (1996) and Post-Cowboy Economics: Pay and Prosperity in the New American West (2001).