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.

H. Sterling Burnett

A senior fellow on environmental policy at the Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

 

Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow on environmental policy at the Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

Burnett worked at the National Center for Policy Analysis for 18 years, ending his tenure there as senior fellow in charge of environmental policy. He has held various positions in professional and public policy organizations. He is a past president of the Dallas Woods and Water Conservation Club; a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation; an academic advisor for Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow; an advisory board member to the Cornwall Alliance; and served as a member of the Environment and Natural Resources Task Force in the Texas Comptroller’s e-Texas commission.

Burnett has a B.B.A. and a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Southern Methodist University (1986) and an M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (2001) in applied philosophy from Bowling Green State University, specializing in environmental ethics.

Holly Fretwell

Director of outreach and a research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). For two decades, her research has focused on public lands policy and property rights. As an outdoor enthusiast, Fretwell strives to enhance conservation through cooperation and entrepreneurship.

 

Holly Fretwell is director of outreach and a research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). For two decades, her research has focused on public lands policy and property rights. As an outdoor enthusiast, Fretwell strives to enhance conservation through cooperation and entrepreneurship. 

Fretwell is author of Who is Minding the Federal Estate? Political Management of America’s Public Lands. She has provided congressional testimony on the state of U.S. national parks and the future of the Forest Service and has presented papers promoting the use of markets in public land management.

An educator at heart, Fretwell taught economics at Montana State University for 15 years, works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, and has coauthored a curriculum for high school teachers on economic principles. Fretwell holds a B.A. in political science and an M.S.  in resource economics from Montana State University.

John C. Goodman

President and founder of the Goodman Institute, is a leading thinker on health policy and is known as the “the father of Health Savings Accounts. His Ph.D. in economics is from Columbia University; he has taught at numerous universities and received the prestigious Duncan Black Award in 1988 for the best scholarly article on public choice economics. 

 

John C. Goodman, president and founder of the Goodman Institute, is a leading thinker on health policy and is known as the “the father of Health Savings Accounts.” 

He is the author of 14 books, including Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis; Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (with Kimberley Strassel); and Patient Power (with Gerald Musgrave). 

Widely published and often interviewed on television, he regularly briefs members of Congress on economic policy and frequently testifies before congressional committees. 

An active debater in college, he was a debating partner with William F. Buckley on a number of prime-time shows—on such topics as the flat tax, welfare reform and Social Security privatization. As head of the National Center for Policy Analysis, he wrote more than 50 papers and monographs. 

His Ph.D. in economics is from Columbia University; he has taught at numerous universities and received the prestigious Duncan Black Award in 1988 for the best scholarly article on public choice economics.

Wallace Kaufman

His career spans writing, teaching, and real estate, in which he has pioneered by creating and using environmental covenants in housing developments. Kaufman is the author of several books, including a memoir, a sci-fi novel about the ethical issues of genomics, and an early critique of the environmental movement.

 

Wallace Kaufman’s career spans writing, teaching, and real estate, in which he has pioneered by creating and using environmental covenants in housing developments. 

He has a B.A. from Duke and an M.Litt from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Kaufman is the author of several books, including a memoir, a sci-fi novel about the ethical issues of genomics, and an early critique of the environmental movement, No Turning Back: Dismantling the Fantasies of Environmental Thinking. 

Recently he has taught poetry for Oregon Coast Community College and a course on environmental covenants at Texas A&M Law School in Fort Worth. He has served as resident adviser on housing and land reform in Kazakhstan, created several rural acreage communities with environmental covenants in North Carolina, and now works from his home base on a deep-water slough on the Oregon coast, where he photographs wildlife and landscapes.

Jane Shaw Stroup

Chair of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, she was president of the center (then called the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy) from 2008 until 2015, when she retired. Stroup is a past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. She is married to economist Richard Stroup.

 

Jane Shaw Stroup (who also writes under the name Jane S. Shaw) is chair of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. She was president of the center (then called the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy) from 2008 until 2015, when she retired. 

Stroup spent 22 years with PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, where she was a senior fellow. Previously, she was a journalist and was an associate economics editor of Business Week before she joined PERC. With Michael Sanera, she coauthored Facts, Not Fear: Teaching Children about the Environment and initiated a book series for young people, Critical Thinking about Environmental Issues. She coedited A Guide to Smart Growth (Heritage Foundation) with Ronald Utt. 

Stroup is a past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. She is married to economist Richard Stroup.

Martin Morse Wooster

His articles and reviews have appeared numerous publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, American Spectator, and Reason, to name just a few. Wooster has degrees in history and philosophy from Beloit College.

 

Martin Morse Wooster, a senior fellow at the Capital Research Center, specializes in writing about philanthropy. He is the author of three books: Angry Classrooms, Vacant Minds; How Great Philanthropists Failed and How You Can Protect Your Legacy; and Great Philanthropic Mistakes. His monographs include Should Foundations Live Forever? (Capital Research Center), The Foundation Builders (Philanthropy Roundtable,) Return to Charity? (Capital Research Center), By Their Bootstraps (Manhattan Institute), and Games Universities Play (James G. Martin Center). 

Wooster has been an editor at The American Enterprise, Reason, the Wilson Quarterly, and Harper’s Magazine He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Philanthropy, the Encyclopedia of Civil Rights, and Notable American Philanthropists.

Wooster’s articles and reviews have appeared numerous publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, American Spectator, and Reason, to name just a few. Wooster has degrees in history and philosophy from Beloit College.