Jo Kwong

Jo KwongDr. Jo Kwong lectures and writes on a broad range of environmental issues. The basic premise of her approach is that private property rights and market processes provide powerful incentives for people to become protective stewards of the environment. A system in which hundreds of thousands of people care for the environment offers a very effective alternative to a system of stronger, more intrusive government regulation.

Dr. Kwong has written several books on environmentalism, including Myths about Environmental Policy (Citizens for the Environment, Washington, D.C.), Protecting the Environment: Old Rhetoric, New Imperatives (Capital Research Center, Washington, D.C.), and Market Environmentalism: Lessons for Hong Kong (Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research, Hong Kong). She is a contributing author to The Yellowstone Primer: Land and Resource Management in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, San Francisco) and Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns (Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York).

In addition, Dr. Kwong has published in journals including the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Urban Lands, and the American Land Forum, as well as in the popular press such as the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Dr. Kwong lectures frequently on environmentalism, both in the United States and around the world. Most recently, she has been lecturing to audiences in Central and South America.

Dr. Kwong is currently the Environmental Research Associate and Director of Public Affairs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Fairfax, Virginia. She holds several other affiliations including serving on the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, Assistant Research Professor of George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), and Senior Associate at the State Policy Network. Kwong received her doctorate in Natural Resource Economics and Management and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan; and a bachelors in biology from Brown University