PROPERTY AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTER (PERC)

PROPERTY AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTER (PERC)

Bozeman, MT

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PERC is dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets with a goal of fostering a culture of environmental entrepreneurship.

IN THE NEWS

IDEAS LABS NAMED A FINALIST FOR ATLAS NETWORK’S 2020 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

More than one million Costa Ricans—almost 20 percent of the country’s population—live in poverty while almost ten thousand receive “luxury pensions.” This privileged group, dubbed “Ticos Con Coronas” (or “Costa Ricans with Crowns”), receive an average monthly pension of US$4,495, with some receiving as much as US$24,000 per mont...

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PERC NAMED A FINALIST FOR ATLAS NETWORK’S 2020 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

Protecting endangered species is a fairly uncontroversial policy issue. While the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) has helped to prevent 99 percent of listed species from going extinct, only two percent of those species have ever recovered their populations to warrant no longer being listed. To improve this poor track record...

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QUIT HORSING AROUND: PERC’S SOLUTION TO THE WILD HORSE CRISIS

While some governments worry about repopulating near extinct animal species, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently tasked with managing the overpopulation of wild horses and burros on public land. BLM has struggled to control the population in a cost-efficient manner, so the Montana-based Property and En...

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY ATTRACTS ASPIRING FILMMAKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

In a world where making a film can be as easy as whipping an iPhone out of your pocket, getting the details right is critical to crafting an enduring message that will make your story memorable. During this weekend’s Lights, Camera, Liberty film workshop in Los Angeles, Atlas Network brought a dozen filmmakers and marketing expe...

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A NEW GENERATION OF FREE-MARKET ENVIRONMENTALISM

On March 2, Terry Anderson and Donald Leal of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) presented their new book, Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation, at a well-attended event hosted by the Hoover Institution at its Washington, D.C., office. The book updates their original Free Market Environmentalism,...

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