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):

  • Sanchirico, J.N., M. Springborn, A. Doerr, M. Schwartz. Investment and the Policy Process in Conservation Monitoring. Conservation Biology. In press.

  • Springborn, M. and J.N. Sanchirico.  A density projection approach for non-trivial information dynamics: Adaptive management of stochastic natural resources. J. of Environmental  Economics and Management. 2013. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2013.07.003.

  • Bucaram, S., J.W. White, J. N. Sanchirico and J. Wilen (2013). Behavior of the Galapagos fishing fleet and  its consequences for the design of spatial management alternatives for the red spiny lobster fishery. Ocean and Coastal Management, 78, pp. 88-100

  • 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