Environmental Markets: Getting Down to Business

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Environmental markets—sometimes referred to as “free market environmentalism”—provide an alternative way of meeting our environmental demands that is less contentious and more efficacious. Through this lens, environmental entrepreneurs can apply business tool, especially the tools of contracting and finance, to find ways that markets can work for the environment, not against it. 


Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

Terry L.  Anderson is the John and Jean DeNault Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is the author or editor of 39 books and has published widely in professional journals and the popular press, including frequent editorials in the Wall Street Journal. Much of his career focused on developing the idea of Free Market Environmentalism, the title of his co-authored book (3rd edition), outlining how markets and property rights can solve environmental problems. Of his 39 books, 4 have laid the foundation for his project on “Renewing Indigenous Economies” (indigenousecon.org). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1972 and taught for 25 years at Montana State University, where he won several teaching awards and is now Professor Emeritus.

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