George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

LEC-PERC Research Roundtable on Dynamic Environmentalism: Ecology, Economics, and the Law

Event Details

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies

Program Description: Applying Austrian economic ideas to environmentalism as it applies to ecology, economics, common law, and regulation, theis Research Roundtable discussed 4 original draft papers in detail. The various papers focus on ecology viewed as discordant harmonies; Austrian vs. neoclassical environmental economics; the common law as an evolutionary process; and legal and regulatory barriers to dynamic environmental policies. The goal of our discussions was to improve upon the papers through an oral peer review process.

Attendance was limited to 24 discussants and available through invitation only.


Austrian Ecology: Reconciling Dynamic Economics and Ecology

Sean Regan, Research Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center


Dynamic Ecology and Dynamic Economics: The Foundation of Austrian Environmental Economics

Terry L. Anderson, William A. Dunn Distinguished Senior Fellow, Property and Environmenten Research Center and Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University


People Made: Common Law, Markets, and the Environment

James L. Huffman, Dean Emeritus, Lewis & Clark Law School


Dynamic Environmentalism & Adaptive Management: Legal Obstacles and Opportunities

Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law