Jane Shaw

Jane Shaw
  • Discipline: Senior Associate
  • Organization: Political Economy Research Center


Jane Shaw is a senior associate at the Political Economy Research Center (PERC), a Bozeman, MT group that promotes market solutions to environmental problems.

Shaw directs PERC's editorial outreach program and has written or edited well over 100 published articles about environmental issues. They have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington TimesPublic Choice and USA Today. Shaw also directs PERC's conferences for journalists and business executives.

She has helped develop PERC's Environmental Education Program, which provides curriculum materials that are more balanced than a great deal of environmental education today. Shaw is co-author with Michael Sanera of Facts, Not Fear: A Parents' Guide to Teaching Children About the Environment (Regnery Publishing, Inc.).

Before joining PERC, Shaw was an associate economics editor of Business Week. From 1977 to 1981, she was a Washington correspondent for McGraw-Hill Publications, where she wrote for Business Week and other McGraw-Hill magazines and newsletters; from 1969 to 1977, she was a correspondent for McGraw-Hill in Chicago. She received her B.A. degree from Wellesley College.

Shaw is a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel of Regulation magazine, a senior editor of Liberty magazine, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs (London). She lives in Bozeman with her husband, Richard Stroup, and their son, David.