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

Associate Director,
UC Davis Coastal and Marine Science Institute

Director, UC Davis Center
for Coastal Ocean Issues

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)

Sample of current lab projects:

Sample of publications since 2014: (Here is a link for reprints):

  • Fishermen, Markets, and Population Diversity.  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Forthcoming.

  • Secure Sustainable Seafood from Developing Countries. Science. 2015 (May 1). 348(6234): 504-505. [News Story on Piece]

  • A novel model of predator prey interactions reveals the sensitivity of forage fish-piscivore fishery trade-offs to ecological conditions. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2015, 72(5), 13491358.

  • The Bioeconomics of Spatial-Dynamical Systems in Natural Resource Management. Annu. Rev. Resour. Econ. 2015. 7:16.116.19

  • Efficiency costs of social objectives in tradable permit Programs. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 2015 (Sept). 2(3): 339-366.

  • Optimal approaches for balancing invasive species eradication and endangered species management. Science. 2014 (May 30). 334(6187): 1028-1030.

  • Measuring benefits from a marketing Cooperative in the Copper River fishery. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2014. 1-18

  • Benefits of the Ballot Box for Species Conservation. Ecology Letters. 2014. 17(3): p. 294-302