Recent News & Events

Lab seminar - Risk Management in Alaska Catch Share fisheries

Joseph Raymond presented some preliminary findings from his work on risk management in Alaska catch share fisheries. He discussed the role of portfolio theory for managing the risks firms face associated with variable market and environmental conditions. He also discussed the data driven approach he is taking to understand the ability of participants in Alaska fisheries to reduce risks through portfolio management.

Lab Seminar - Conserving carbon: spatially-explicit dynamic programming for agricultural conservation policy

Emily McGlynn shared her research on land use and conservation. Local governments are increasingly interested in managing GHG emissions through land use policy and agricultural conservation incentives. Emily is working with Santa Clara County (home to Silicon Valley) to evaluate how modifying conservation programs can reduce agricultural land conversion and avoid GHG emissions due to urban sprawl.