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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California, High and Dry

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

With California on the verge of a major water shortage, bureaucrats are proposing wildly expensive and inefficient responses. Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson wonders why they haven’t considered the simplest solution of all—letting the market work.

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Free Market Environmentalism Explained

by Terry Anderson, Candice Jackson Mayhughvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson describes the movement he founded. An interview with Candice Jackson Mayhugh of the Stanford Review.

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The Rise of the Enviro-Capitalists

by Terry Anderson, Donald R. Lealvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

If you believe only government can save the environment, prepare to change your mind. Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson and his coauthor, Donald R. Leal, describe an entirely new kind of environmentalist.

THIS LAND IS MY LAND...ISN'T IT?

with Terry Anderson, Carl Popevia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 31, 1997

Terry Anderson, director, Political Economy Research Center, and senior fellow, Hoover Institution, and Carl Pope, executive director, Sierra Club, take on environmental controversies from around the country.

Free Market Environmentalism

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Terry l. Anderson knows how to break the gridlock in environmental policy. (A two-word hint: "property rights.")

How the Indians Did It

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

According to the widespread myth, American Indians lived in an exquisite, mystical harmony with nature. According to Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson, there was nothing mystical about it. Indians lived in harmony with nature because they practiced property rights.

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Breaking the Environmental Policy Gridlock

via Hoover Institution Press
Friday, January 24, 1997

Can we get Congress to stop the gridlock on our environmental policies?

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