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Dominic Parker

Ilene and Morton Harris Visiting Fellow

Dominic Parker, the Ilene and Morton Harris Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is a professor in agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center. In addition to serving editorial roles at three leading journals in environmental and resource economics, he is a regular lecturer for the Ronald Coase Institute and the Elinor Ostrom Workshop.

Parker’s research appears in economics, science, and law journals and it spans topics in environmental and development economics. It includes studies of environmental markets, mining in Africa, oil booms and busts, land use, fishery and wildlife regulations, and renewable energy. His research on the unintended effects of US financial regulation on African mining economies, and of wolves on deer-vehicle collisions in the US, has received widespread attention from over 100 media outlets including BBC NewsWall Street Journalthe Atlantic, the Associated Press, and The Economist. His research has also provided input for a US Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee and an OECD advisory panel on global supply chain issues.  

Parker joins Hoover Senior Fellow Terry Anderson in directing the Hoover Project on Renewing Indigenous Economies. He has published on this subject in venues such as The Economic Journal, the Journal of Development EconomicsAEA Papers & Proceedings, and the Journal of Law & Economics. He holds a PhD in economics from UC-Santa Barbara where he was a National Science Foundation fellow in environmental economics & science.

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