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Richard Stroup

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Richard L. Stroup is a free-market environmentalist, an Adjunct Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University and former Professor of Economics at Montana State University. He is an expert on privatization, the environment, and Superfund.

Richard L. Stroup, Ph.D., is currently an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Previously, he was a professor of economics and the head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University

Stroup is a widely published author and speaker on economics, including natural resources and environmental issues. He is the author of Eco-Nomics: What Everyone Should Know About Economics and the Environment, which received the 2004 Sir Anthony Fisher Memorial Award and was recently re-released by the Cato Institute in a revised edition.

Stroup also is recognized for introducing the public choice school of economics in a leading economics principles textbook, which he co-authored with James D. Gwartney. Economics: Private and Public Choice is now in its tenth edition, which now includes Russell Sobel and David McPherson as co-authors also.

In the late 1970s, Stroup was one of the originators of the New Resource Economics, the academic approach that is popularly known as free market environmentalism.

A native of Washington state, Stroup received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington in 1970. During the Reagan administration, Stroup served as the director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the Department of Interior.

He lives in Raleigh, NC, with his wife Jane Shaw.

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