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.
Economics of invasive species policy and management
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.