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Robert H. Nelson

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

*Robert H. Nelson* is a professor at the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland. He is the author of six books, including _Zoning and Property Rights_ (MIT Press, 1977); _The Making of Federal Coal Policy_ (Duke University Press, 1983); _A

Robert H. Nelson is a professor at the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland. He is the author of six books, including Zoning and Property Rights (MIT Press, 1977); The Making of Federal Coal Policy (Duke University Press, 1983); A Burning Issue: A Case for Abolishing the U.S. Forest Service (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000); and Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond (Penn State Press, 2001). Mr. Nelson has also written for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, The Financial Times, Reason, Technology Review, Environment, and many other popular publications. He was a columnist for Forbes magazine from 1993 to 2000. He worked in the Office of Policy Analysis of the Interior Department—the principal policy office serving the Secretary of the Interior—from 1975 to 1993. His email address is: nelsonr@umd.edu.