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Roger Meiners, Ph.D.

Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Chairman Department of Economics

College of Business


Academic Background

J.D. (law) University of Miami, 1978.

PhD in Economics, Virginia Tech, 1977.

Areas of Sustainability/Environmental Expertise

Economics of environmental regulation.

Property rights.

Common law and the environment.

Summary of Current and Ongoing Research

A project on the economics and policy of hard rock mining with Professor Andrew Morriss of the University of Illinois Law School. A book project on “green jobs.” These are related to my position as Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana.

Awards and Grants

Best Graduate Teacher, College of Business, 2008 and 2001.

On Sustainability...

Experience shows that strong property rights help provide the incentives necessary for people to use resources wisely and to increase the likelihood that we leave a better world for future generations.