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Clearing the smoke from wildfire policy: an economic perspective

Author(s): Dean Lueck, Jonathan Yoder
Year Published: 2016
Description:

In this PERC Policy Series essay, Dean Lueck and Jonathan Yoder use economics to examine wildfire management and the current wildfire policy debate. As leading scholars in the area of wildfire policy, they provide an economic framework for evaluating effective wildfire management and use it to confront current wildfire policy issues. The authors address several important questions: Are wildfires really getting larger and more frequent? How can the efficiency of wildfire policies and management be evaluated? Do wildfire organizations and their incentives matter? And are proposed policy reforms likely to improve the effectiveness of wildfire management?

Citation: Lueck, D.; Yoder, J. 2016. Clearing the smoke from wildfire policy: an economic perspective. PERC Policy Series No. 56.
Topic(s): Fire Policy & Law, Fire & Economics
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 14560
Record updated: Aug 25, 2016