- Assistant Professor of Economics – University of Alaska Anchorage
- Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
- B.A. Economics, University of Calgary
Matt Reimer is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). He grew up in Saskatchewan (Canada), completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Calgary and his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. Matt teaches natural resource economics, industrial organization, and statistical methods for evaluating public policies to undergraduate economics students. His research focuses on coupled natural and human systems with an emphasis on understanding how institutions affect human behavior, and in turn, how humans influence the natural systems they depend on. His recent research includes exploring changes in fishing practices and bycatch prompted by the introduction of new regulatory structures in North Pacific fisheries; exploring the drivers of fishing community dynamics in Alaska; assessing the economic impacts of marine protected areas; conducting field experiments to examine the role of institutions for small-scale fishery management in rural Tanzania; and designing decision support tools for adaptive management of halibut fisheries in the North Pacific and humpback chub populations in the Colorado River. Matt also serves on the Science and Statistical Committee for the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, which provides scientific advice to the Council on the policy and management decisions it must make.
When he’s not working, Matt enjoys numerous outdoor activities such as mountain and road biking, skiing, and trail running.
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