International trade and travel, alongside climate change, are making the problem of invasive species ever more challenging. RFF researchers are analyzing the benefits of prevention and policies for cost-effective surveillance and control to help policymakers develop a portfolio of approaches to combat damaging invaders.
Journal Article — Mar 16, 2017
Economics of invasive species policy and management
This article examines the use of economic analysis to inform bioinvasion management, with particular focus on forest resources.
Working Paper — Aug 17, 2016
Harnessing Enforcement Leverage at the Border to Minimize Biological Risk from International Live Species Trade
We analyze how a risk-based inspection policy that divides exporters into medium- and high-risk groups affects inspection efficacy for pest exclusion by incentivizing exporters to abate.
Journal Article — Jul 15, 2016