John A. Baden is founder and chairman of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE) based in Bozeman, Montana. FREE's focus is environmental economics and policy analysis.
According to a biographical note on Free's websitem, Baden "was a leader in developing the New Resource Economics, an incentive-based approach to environmental and natural resource management."
Badens is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the Philadelphia Society, has served two terms on the National Petroleum Council, and has served as President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He was co-founder of the Environmental Management M.B.A. program at the University of Washington," his biographical note states.
In 1977 with Garret Hardin - the author of the essay The Tragedy of the Commons - Baden co-authored "[http://www.ecobooks.com/commons.htm Managing the Commons]". The book - now out of print - is a collection of articles exploring the themes raised in Hardin's original essay.