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Speaker Biography: Terry Anderson

EMI speaker Terry Anderson © EMIDr. Terry Anderson is the executive director of the Political Economy Research Center (PERC), a think-tank focusing on market solutions to environmental problems located in Bozeman, Montana; senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; and professor emeritus at Montana State University. His work has helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the balance between markets and government in managing natural resources.


Anderson is the author or editor of 24 books, including Free Market Environmentalism (Pacific Research Institute 1991), coauthored with Donald Leal which received the 1992 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award, and Enviro-Capitalists: Doing Good While Doing Well (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997), also coauthored with Donald Leal. His recent books include the revised edition of Free Market Environmentalism and The Greening of U.S. Foreign Policy which he coedited.


Anderson has published widely in both professional journals and the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and Fly Fisherman. His current projects include a forthcoming book with P. J. Hill entitled The Not So Wild, Wild West and The Law and Economics of Property Rights which he is coediting with Fred McChesney. Anderson received his B.S. from the University of Montana in 1968 and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington in 1972, after which he began his teaching career at Montana State University. Anderson is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, skiing, and ice climbing. He is a skilled bow hunter and has hunted throughout Montana and in Africa.




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