Dr. Dominic Parker of University of Wisconsin – Madison spoke as part of the Economics of Property Rights and the Environment Seminar Series, at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, on April 11, 2018.
Parker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research spans topics in natural resource and development economics and includes studies of conflict minerals, oil boomtowns, land conservation, fishery reform, and indigenous communities. This research focuses on the role that property rights, governance, and institutions play in affecting the extent to which societies and individuals benefit from their natural resource endowments. Parker holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was a graduate student fellow of the National Science Foundation.