John A. Baden

Founder of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE), located in Bozeman, Montana. Baden and his wife, Prof. Ramona Marotz-Baden, are skiers and cyclists.  They manage a productive ranch in the Gallatin Valley of Montana and enjoy active and happy lives.

John A. Baden is founder of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE), located in Bozeman, Montana. 

Baden’s Ph.D. in economic anthropology, Indiana University in 1969, was followed by an NSF post-doc in environmental economics and policy.  He was a leader in developing the New Resource Economics, focusing on the “romance” portion of environmental management, mainly parks, open lands, waters, and wildlife. He has produced ten books and many articles on energy and natural resources. 

Baden is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, served two terms on the  , and was president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He founded the Environmental Management M.B.A. program at the University of Washington.

Baden and his wife, Prof. Ramona Marotz-Baden, are skiers and cyclists.  They manage a productive ranch in the Gallatin Valley of Montana and enjoy active and happy lives.