John Baden is the chairman of the Foundation for
Research on Economics and the Environment in Bozeman, Montana,
which he founded in 1985. After completing his PhD in 1969, Dr.
Baden was awarded a National Science Foundation postdoctoral
fellowship in environmental policy. In 1980, he founded the
Political Economy Research Center (PERC, now the Property and
Environment Research Center). He is the author of approximately
250 op-ed columns, the contributing author or editor of seven
books, and the author of numerous academic articles.