Research Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)


Bozeman, MT


Holly Fretwell is a Research Fellow at PERC and an adjunct instructor at Montana State University where she has taught introductory economics, macroeconomics, natural resources, and environmental economics. She works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, giving workshops for high school teachers to improve their skills in teaching and using economic tools. Holly has co-authored curriculum for high school teachers on economic principles and climate change issues. She is author of the new book Who is Minding the Federal Estate: Political Management of America’s Public Lands. She has presented papers promoting the use of markets in public land management and has provided Congressional testimony on the state of U.S. national parks and the future of the Forest Service. She has also published a children's book on climate change, The Sky's Not Falling: Why It's OK to Chill About Global Warming (World Ahead Publishing 2007), that encourages parents, teachers, and kids to become critical thinkers.

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Areas of Expertise

Public Policy & Law

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