Peter J. Hill

Wheaton College


Peter J. Hill is the George F. Benett Professor Emeritus of Economics at Wheaton College, a Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center on Culture and Civil Society at the Independent Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Professor Hill, along with agricultural business entrepreneur Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr., was dispatched by The Independent Institute to Bulgaria post the Soviet Union’s collapse. Their mission: to study and recommend strategies for privatizing and marketizing Bulgarian natural resources and agriculture, with a focus on economic and environmental welfare. Their recommendations received unanimous approval from Bulgaria’s newly-formed parliament.

Dr. Hill is a prolific author, contributing to both scholarly and popular publications. His books include “The Not So Wild, Wild West” (co-authored with Terry Anderson), “Who Owns the Environment?” (edited with Roger Meiners), “The Birth of a Transfer Society,” and “Eco-Sanity: A Common Sense Guide to Environmentalism” (co-authored with Joseph Bast and Richard Rue). He has also co-edited various books with Terry L. Anderson on subjects ranging from water marketing to environmental federalism.

Publications by Peter J. Hill