Working papers by CBE Faculty, Visiting Scholars and Students


Jason_ScorseDr. Scorse collaborated with Frank Reynolds, Program Manager at Friends of the Sea Otter and Amanda Sackett, Ocean Policy Assistant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to develop a study using the hedonic price method to estimate whether proximity to surf breaks leads to higher home values in Santa Cruz, California. They find that after controlling for proximity to the beach, ocean views, the specific characteristics of the homes, and neighborhood effects, proximity to surf breaks is a statistically significant contributor to overall home value.

Dr_Mike_McGinnisWhile working with the Emerging Issues Programme, Mike McGinnis wrote Ocean Governance: The New Zealand Dimension, a report to provide interested members of the public and policymakers with a general overview and a description of the types of principles, planning tools, and policy instruments that can be used to strengthen and improve marine governance in New Zealand. © Victoria University of Wellington 2012.

In September 2013, the journal Coastal Management published an article by Mike and Meghan Collins entitled A Race for Marine Space: Science, Values, and Aquaculture Planning in New Zealand.

<p>Dr. Charles Colgan</p>Dr. Charles Colgan and Dr. Judith Kildow delivered a presentation at CNREP 2013explaining the intricacies of the ocean economy and exploring worldwide efforts to quantify it. Combining their decades of knowledge in the field, Drs. Colgan and Kildow established the current state of ocean accounts and identified improvements we'll need to implement to progress.

Visiting Scholars

<p>Dr. Stephen Hynes</p>

While at the CBE in 2012-2013, Stephen Hynes completed Valuing improvements to coastal waters using choice experiments: an application to revisions of the EU Bathing Waters Directive with his co-authors Dugald Tinch and Nick Hanley.

<p>Rui Zhao</p>

While at the CBE in 2012-2013, Rui Zhao developed a methodology to calculate China's ocean accounts. He describes this in The role of the ocean industry in the Chinese national economy: an input-output analysis. Rui expects to publish in an upcoming issue of Marine Policy.

Rui and Stephen collaborated on Blue Growth in the Middle Kingdom: an analysis of China's Ocean Economy, available from the SEMRU working paper series at NUI Galway.


Guo Jing, a visiting scholar in 2012-2013, has applied techniques developed in the National Ocean Economics Program to develop a non-market Valuation system for coastal ecosystem services in Shandong, China.

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Kelsey Schueler

As a 2013 CBE Fellow at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Kelsey Schueler contributed to multiple reports in the Sanctuaries Science series, among them the report on the Economic Impact of the Commercial Fisheries on Local County Economies from Catch in California National Marine Sanctuaries 2010, 2011 and 2012, located here.

<p>Nancy Olsen</p>As a 2012 CBE Fellow, Nancy Olsen compiled a survey of seafood traceability and sustainability in the United States and generating a plan for a sustainable seafood traceability system in Costa Rica.

As 2011 CBE Fellows, Alyssum Pohl and Lisa Johnston wrote Lapis Sand Dollars: An Economic Analysis of Non-Market Impacts of Lapis Sand Mine in Southern Monterey Bay.

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