Mr. Jerry Taylor

Posted in: Environment/Transportation Policy, Legal/Regulatory/Judicial

Director - Natural Resources Studies , Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC
Work Fax: (202) 842-3490


Holds that evironmental pollution is not a result of market failure, but is instead a result of government's failure to recognize and provide for the legal means to protect private property. "The government manages fragile public lands as efficiently and sensitively as it delivers the mail," claims Taylor.

Academic Background

B.A.: University of Iowa (Political Science).

Publications or Presentations

"Environmental Protection," in Cato Handbook for Congress, 106th Congress Washington D.C.: Cato Institute, 1999).
"Energy Efficiency: No Silver Bullet for Global Warming," Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 356, Oct. 20, 1999.
"Electric Utility Reform: Shock Therapy or Managed Competition?" Cato Institute Regulation, Vol. 19, No. 3, Summer 1996.

Issue Specialities

Private property rights, common law, environmental protection, energy policy, sustainable development, global warming, energy conservation, public utility regulation, resource scarcity, electricity policy and deregulation, solid waste management, and urban smog

Calvert Index

Environment/Transportation Policy