403-216-7175 ext: 426


Kenneth P. Green

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Kenneth P. Green is a Fraser Institute senior fellow and author of over 800 essays and articles on public policy, published by think tanks, major newspapers, and technical and trade journals in North America. Mr. Green holds a doctoral degree in environmental science and engineering from UCLA, a master’s degree in molecular genetics from San Diego State University, and a bachelors degree in general biology from UCLA.

Mr. Green’s policy analysis has centered on evaluating the pros and cons of government management of environmental, health, and safety risk. More often than not, his research has shown that governments are poor managers of risk, promulgating policies that often do more harm than good both socially and individually, are wasteful of limited regulatory resources, often benefit special interests (in government and industry) at the expense of the general public, and are almost universally violative of individual rights and personal autonomy. Mr. Green has also focused on government’s misuse of probabilistic risk models in the defining and regulating of EHS risks, ranging from air pollution to chemical exposure, to climate change, and most recently, to biological threats such as COVID-19.

Mr. Green's longer publications include two supplementary text books on environmental science issues, numerous studies of environment, health, and safety policies and regulations across North America, as well as a broad range of derivative articles and opinion columns. Mr. Green has appeared frequently in major media and has testified before legislative bodies in both the United States and Canada.

Recent Research by Kenneth P. Green

— Nov 23, 2023
Printer-friendly version

Can Metal Mining Match the Speed of the Planned Electric Vehicle Transition? finds that, to meet international government mandates for electric vehicles (EV), 388 new mines must be built to produce the metals required for EV production.

— Sep 29, 2023
Printer-friendly version
COVID-19, Hygiene Theatre, Masks, and Lockdowns: “Solid Science” or Science Veneer?

COVID-19, Hygiene Theatre, Masks, and Lockdowns: “Solid Science” or Science Veneer? is the latest installment in the Institute’s essay series on the COVID-19 pandemic. This essay examines whether government policy responses followed the science and evidence extant at the time of COVID’s emergence and progression through the population, or whether governments followed the science selectively to create more of a veneer of science than a solid policy foundation.

— Sep 7, 2023
Printer-friendly version

The Forgotten Demographic: Assessing the Possible Benefits and Serious Cost of COVID-19 School Closures on Canadian Children is a new study that finds prolonged COVID school closures imposed across Canada from 2020 to 2022 will impose life-long costs on affected children, despite evidence available to policymakers early on that closures wouldn’t slow the transmission of COVID-19, including learning loss, increased inequality, and a spike in mental health problems.