My research applies resource and development economics towards measuring trade-offs in marine resource management. My current doctoral research assesses how configuration of rights based management influence economic, social, and ecological outcomes, with a focus on individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs in Argentine fisheries.
In general, my research aims to assess resource management design and implementation to develop management strategies that support coastal community livelihoods alongside wildlife conservation. I am particularly interested in research in coastal Latin America, building on my previous experiences on these topics in Patagonia (Argentina), Guyana, and Panama.
Research Interests: Natural resource economics, development economics, conservation biology, bioeconomics, payments for ecosystem services, conservation finance, tradeoffs in natural resource management, marine resource management and policy, link between conservation and development, feedbacks between humans and ecosystems, link between industries (tourism, fisheries, forestry, etc.) and market and non-market ecosystem services