Dr. Peter J. Hill, who is a senior fellow of the Property and Environment Research Center and professor emeritus of Wheaton College, will present “Stewardship for Everyone: An Economist’s Proposal for Environmental Health” on Monday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. through a livestreamed event hosted by the Markets & Morality student organization at Hope College.
Hill will address real-world environmental issues through the lenses of Christian theology and economics. His lecture will be followed by a time of Q&A.
The public is invited. Admission is free, although advance registration is required. Registration information is available at the event’s listing at calendar.hope.edu.
Hill joined the Wheaton College faculty as a visiting professor in 1986 and was the George F. Professor of Economics from 1987 until becoming professor emeritus in 2011. He previously taught at Montana State University for several years. He has been a senior fellow with the Property and Environmental Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, since 1995.
He is the co-author, with Terry L. Anderson and Douglass North of “Growth and Welfare in the American Past,” with Terry Anderson of “The Birth of a Transfer Society,” and also with Terry Anderson of “The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier.” He has also authored numerous articles on the theory of property rights and institutional change, and has edited six books on environmental economics.
Hill’s undergraduate degree is from Montana State and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He 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. He resides in Bozeman.
In addition to being hosted by the college’s Markets & Morality student organization, the event is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and Business and the college’s “Green Team.”
The Markets & Morality student organization aims to support and celebrate freedom of expression in the context of the liberal arts by hosting speakers and films on topics spanning the economic, political and cultural aspects of human civilization, with a special concern for human flourishing as understood in Christian perspective. The Green Team is an advisory committee consisting of faculty, administrators and students that coordinates sustainability efforts at the college.