Richard L. Stroup is a Professor of Economics at
Montana State University and a Senior Associate of the
Political Economy Research Centre. He received his Ph.D. from
the University of Washington in 1970 and was the Director of
the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Department of
Interior during 1982-1984.
Widely published in the areas of natural resources and
environmental economics, he has been a major force in the
development of the approach to resource problems known as free
market environmentalism. His recent research has focused on
alternative institutional arrangements for dealing with
Along with Professor James Gwartney, he has written
Economics: Private and Public Choice, 6th edition
(Dryden Press, 1992), a widely used college level economics
Introductory Economics: The Wealth and Poverty of
(Dryden Press, 1993).
Stroup is a member of the Mont Pèlerin Society, an
international organization of economists.