Welcome to the Resource Economics and Policy Lab

My lab applies empricial and theoretical quantitative methods to study the design and evaluation of policy instruments for the conservation of natural resources.  

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James N. Sanchirico

Environmental Science and Policy

University of California, Davis

University Fellow
Resources for the Future
Washington, DC

UC Davis Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior

UC Davis John Muir Institute for the Environment

Landscapes by
Jean Sanchirico (sister)

Law and Economic
Research by Chris Sanchirico (brother)

Recent lab news:

Sample of current lab projects:

  • Analysis of the design and performance of catch shares for commercial fisheries both in developing and developed countries
  • Valuing the ecosystem services from mangrove ecosystems, including blue carbon
  • Willingness to pay for shark conservation in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
  • Management of the spiny lobster fishery in the Bahamas
  • Understanding the biodiversity implications of ballot measures for land conservation
  • Economics and ecology of forage fish species
  • Eradication and restoration trade-offs with Spartina in SF Bay

Sample of publications: (Please go to the research tab for inquires regarding reprints):

  • Lampert, A., A. Hastings, E. D. Grosholz, S. L. Jardine, and J.N. Sanchirico. Optimal approaches for balancing invasive species eradication and endangered species management. Science. 2014 (May 30). 334(6187): 1028-1030.

  • Jardine, S., C. Lin, J.N. Sanchirico. Measuring benefits from a marketing
    Cooperative in the Copper River fishery. American Journal of Agricultural
    . 2014. 1-18

  • Kroetz, K., J.N. Sanchirico, P. Armsworth, H. S. Banzhaf. Benefits of the Ballot Box for Species Conservation. Ecology Letters. 2014. 17(3): p. 294-302

  • Siikamaki, J., J.N. Sanchirico, S. Jardine. Global economic potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from mangrove loss. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2012