Terry L. Anderson

Finding the connection between the economy and environment has been a topic of discussion among economists and enviromentalists for years.

Terry L. Anderson, president of the Property and Environment Research Center, will discuss “Reconciling Economics and Ecology: A Dynamic View of Markets and Nature” at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 in 331 Social Sciences & Business at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The Property and Environment Research Center is a think tank dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets. Founded more than 30 years ago, PERC began as a think tank where scholars documented how government regulation and bureaucracy often led to environmental degradation. PERC sought to explore how property rights and markets could play a more direct role in improving environmental quality. The center is located in Bozeman, Mont.

Anderson has authored and edited more than 35 books, most recently “Tapping Water Markets” and “Free Market Environmentalism.”

The discussion is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Register by calling 314-516-5353 or send an email to catesj@umsl.edu. Light refreshments will be served.

It’s sponsored by the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Department of Economics at UMSL, College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL and the F.A. Hayek Professorship at UMSL.

Jen Hatton

Jen Hatton