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.