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John Lynham

UHERO Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Economics

Department of Economics
University of Hawaii
2424 Maile Way, Rm 532
Honolulu, HI 96822

Telephone: 808.956.8280
e-mail: lynham@hawaii.edu
Link to curriculum vitae 



Ph.D. in Economics, University of California Santa Barbara, 2008
M.A. in Ecology, Evolution, and marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008
M.A. in Economics, University of California Santa Barbara, 2005
B.A. in Economics, Trinity College, University of Dublin, First Class Honours, 2003


Research Interests

Environmental and resource economics, marine ecology, behavioral economics, experimental economics


Selected Publications

"Can Catch Shares Prevent Fisheries Collapse?" with Christopher Costello and Steven Gaines. (2008) Science, 321:5896.

“Diverse Fisheries Require Diverse Solutions: Response” with Christopher Costello, Steven Gaines, Quentin Grafton and Jeremy Prince, Science, 323, 16 January 2009, 338-339.

“The political economy of marine reserves: Understanding the role of opportunity costs” with Martin Smith, James Sanchirico and James Wilson, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, forthcoming.

“Betting on Weight Loss … And Losing: Personal Gambles as Commitment Mechanisms” with Nicholas Burger, Applied Economics Letters, forthcoming.

“Economic Incentives and Global Fisheries Sustainability” with Christopher Costello, Steven Gaines and Sarah Lester, Annual Review of Resource Economics, forthcoming.