Terry Anderson

John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow
Biography: 

Terry L. Anderson has been a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1998 and is currently the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow. He is the past president of the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, MT, and a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University where he won many teaching awards during his 25 year career.

Anderson is one of the founders of “free market environmentalism,” the idea of using markets and property rights to solve environmental problems, and in 2015 published the third edition of his co-authored book by that title. He is author or editor of 39 books, including most recently, Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations (2016), exploring the institutional underpinnings of American Indian reservation economies.

In addition to publishing in professional journals, Terry Anderson speaks around the world and is often featured in the popular press, including frequent editorials in the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Anderson received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1972 and has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, Basel University, Clemson University, and Cornell, and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Canterbury.

Terry is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fly fishing, hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and archery hunting.

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Renewing Indigenous Economies

by Terry Anderson, Kathy Rattévia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Describes how Native American tribes can strengthen sovereignty, jurisdiction, property rights, and the rule of law to better integrate into modern economies, building a foundation for self-sufficiency and restoring dignity.

Interviews

Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 9, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Adapt And Be Adept."

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Adapting To Climate Change

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Enacting government policies that reveal the true costs of climate change will encourage people to adapt and mitigate its negative consequences.

Hope and Change in Indian Country?

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

President Biden’s new interior secretary, Deb Haaland, has a chance to fix the system that leaves many of America’s first people poor and powerless. But will she take it?

Adapt and Be Adept

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Successfully responding to climate change depends on harnessing market forces.

Interviews

Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, April 25, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his book Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate Change.

Interviews

Terry Anderson On Climate Change (12:27)

interview with Terry Andersonvia Megaphone FM
Friday, April 23, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his recent book Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate Change.

Policy InsightsFeatured

Capitalism Vs. Socialism

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, Lee Ohanian, Joshua D. Rauh, John F. Cogan, Daniel Heil, Terry Anderson, Scott W. Atlas, Russell A. Bermanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Over the last century countries have experimented with variations on both capitalism and socialsm. So how do socialism, capitalism, and their many variants compare?

Capitalism Vs. Socialism

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Edward Paul Lazear, Lee Ohanian, Joshua D. Rauh, John F. Cogan, Terry Anderson, Scott W. Atlas, Russell A. Bermanvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Over the last century countries have experimented with variations on both capitalism and socialsm. So how do socialism, capitalism, and their many variants compare?

Interviews

Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, April 19, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses the following Hill article "A better approach to climate change for states."

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