PhD Research - Sara Sutherland

MA Economics, UC Santa Barbara; BS Psychology, Michigan State University

Sara Sutherland’s dissertation research focuses natural resource management and its role in influencing industries and communities. The implementation of rights based management in fisheries has been met with a good deal of resistance despite the positive stock outcomes and an increase in harvesting efficiency. The perceived impact of the institutional change will influence supply chain members’ views/position on the implementation of new management. In the public policy framework, the input of supply-chain members and other stakeholders may influence when and if a catch share program implemented. Sara Sutherland’s dissertation examines sources of processor opposition to catch shares, consequences of processor opposition and the resolution of processor opposition.

Year Admitted: 2009
Research Areas: Natural Resource Economics, Industrial Organization
Faculty Advisor: Christopher Costello

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