Kevin Berry joined ISER in January as an assistant professor of economics, with a joint appointment in UAA’s economics department. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wyoming in 2015, and after that he was a post-doctoral associate at Yale University, studying adaptive human behavior and infectious disease.
His research interests include natural capital, human adaptive response to risk, human and natural systems and bio-economic modeling. He is interested in how people respond to environmental risk, including how they adapt to and mitigate risk. At ISER he hopes to work on large environmental problems involving fisheries, invasive species, and public health. In the fall he will begin teaching in the economics department. His office is at ISER, 1901 Bragaw Street, and his phone number is 907-786-1753.