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Climate Change and People: Views from the Sciences & History

By Richard Stroup

Adjunct Professor of Economics

May 03, 2010

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Richard Stroup was joined by Eric Alston who is Program Officer at the Political Economy Research Institute, to give a talk at the John Locke Foundation.

Climate Change and People: Views from the Sciences & History.


Richard Stroup is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at NC State University, Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, and President of the Political Economy Research Center (PERI-NC). From 1982 to 1984, he was Director, Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Interior, on assignment from MSU. Stroup has written many articles for professional journals and popular media outlets, along with authoring and editing several books. Most recently Stroup has published Eco-nomics, (2003) a book on economics and the environment. His book with James D. Gwartney and Dwight Lee, Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity (2005) will be released in second edition this summer. A leading college economics textbook, Economics: Private and Public Choice (2010) coauthored with James D. Gwartney, Russell S. Sobel and David Macpherson, is now in its 13th edition. His main research interests have been the law and economics of natural resources and the environment since his dissertation.


Eric Alston is a Program Officer at the Political Economy Research Institute in Raleigh, NC. His current research with PERI has focused on economic issues related to public health, the environment, development, and climate change. More specifically, he has probed the relationship income and levels of environmental pollution, from black carbon to waterborne contaminants, helping to better identify the income levels at which different pollutants become inferior goods. He earned a dual bachelor's in Economics and Spanish from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a masters in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research in undergraduate focused predominantly on Latin American development issues, and in graduate, researched topics ranging from the development of electoral institutions in Law and Economics, to the interaction of local and national level government interests that greatly shaped the development of property rights in the frontier US.



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