Researcher Profile

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Kailin Kroetz


Topics of Interest

Kailin Kroetz’s research focuses on policy questions related to aquatic and terrestrial species management. Her fisheries economics work is focused on developing and evaluating fisheries management policies with multiple objectives such as sustainable stocks, economic efficiency, and thriving fishing communities. Current work includes analysis of commercial fishery catch share program design in the US and developing country contexts as well as examining potential gains to fishing communities from integrating socioeconomic factors into ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) decision frameworks. Additional research focuses on how to efficiently use terrestrial conservation funds to maximize biodiversity protection. For example, ongoing work examines the extent to which conservation actions taken by government and private organizations operating across spatial scales may be complementary to one another, and/or may present opportunities for more efficient use of conservation funds by considering the actions of other stakeholders.

Kroetz is in RFF’s Land, Water, and Nature Program.


PhD in agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Davis, 2014

MA in agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Davis, 2011

BA in mathematics, environmental studies, Dartmouth College, 2005

Selected Work

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