Fisheries are perhaps the most important extractive use of the oceans. They provide employment and feed millions of people around the World. From the effect of ENSO on tuna catchability to the adoption of new technologies, I am interested in how environmental variation, policy interventions, and industrialization of the oceans affect fisheries.

In ongoing work with Christopher Costello and Olivier Deschenes, we explore the effect of Mexico’s distinct fuel subsidy program on fisher behavior. We leverage vessel-tracking data, administrative data on fuel subsidy allocations, and fisheries landings reports to explore the effect of the Mexican fuel subsidy program for more than 2,000 vessels.


. Asymmetry across international borders: Research, fishery and management trends and economic value of the giant sea bass (*Stereolepis gigas*). Fish and Fisheries. DOI 10.1111/faf.12594, 2021.

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. An interdisciplinary evaluation of community-based TURF-reserves. PONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0221660, 2019.

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. A user-friendly tool to evaluate the effectiveness of no-take marine reserves. PLoS ONE. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0191821, 2018.

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. Fishers teaching fishers. Brenlife, 2016.

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. Analysis of null sets (zero catch) made by the Mexican tuna purse seine fleet (2000–2013). Cienc Mar. 41(2):85–92. DOI 10.7773/cm.v41i2.2471, 2015.

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