Peter J. Hill

Professor of Economics Emeritus


Peter J. Hill is professor of economics emeritus at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana, where he currently resides.

He is the co-author of several books, including Growth and Welfare in the American Past with Terry L. Anderson and Douglass North, The Birth of a Transfer Society with Terry Anderson, and The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier with Terry Anderson.

He has also authored numerous articles on the theory of property rights and institutional change and has edited six books on environmental economics.

His undergraduate degree is from Montana State and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. P.J. grew up on a cattle ranch in eastern Montana, which he operated with his family until 1992, when he sold the ranch and bought a smaller ranch in western Montana, which he operated until 2012.


Publications by Peter J. Hill