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Newsroom: 2008

Dr. Tao Ran Joins CNREP as a Postdoctoral Researcher
(October 1, 2008)

Tao Ran, Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and a Master in Applied Statistics, has joined CNREP to assist in the Center's efforts to better understand the commercial fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Ran, who has research interests in resource economics, environmental economics, and applied economics, recently completed a dissertation examining the behavior of the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fleet and its implications for regulatory management. While at CNREP, Dr. Ran will continue to focus on fishing behavior, including issues related to congestion externalities, risk aversion, and regulation.


CNREP Team Receives NOAA Grant for Socioeconomic Assessments
(September 1, 2008)

Rex Caffey, Louisiana Sea Grant coastal specialist and professor and director of the LSU Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy (CNREP), along with CNREP co-investigators Walter Keithly and Richard Kazmierczak, were awarded a $648,512 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fisheries Service to conduct a socioeconomic assessment of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s fisheries. The three year research project will include 1) a survey and characterization of the recreational-for-hire charter fishing industry in the northern Gulf of Mexico; 2) an economic review of the recently-implemented individual fish quota management system for red snapper; and 3) development of a demand forecasting model for U.S. consumption of domestic seafood.

(An expanded version of this announcement can be found at the Louisiana Sea Grant Newsroom: www.laseagrant.org/2008/lsg-receives-grant/

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