Matt Reimer

Assistant Professor of Economics


Research: Natural resource economics; fisheries policy; bioeconomic modeling

  • University of California-Davis, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Ph.D., 2012
  • University of Calgary, Economics, B.A. (first class honors), 2008
  • 2013-present, Assistant Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • 2012, Pre-Doctoral Researcher, Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy, Arizona State University.

Matt Reimer is an assistant professor at ISER and in UAA’s Economics Department. He has been at UAA since January 2013. Matt teaches natural resource economics and methods for public policy evaluation to undergraduate economics students. His research focuses on coupled natural and human systems with an emphasis on understanding how institutions affect human behavior and the implications for managing resources. His recent research includes exploring changes in fishing practices and bycatch prompted by the introduction of new regulatory structures in North Pacific fisheries; exploring the drivers of fishing community dynamics in Alaska; assessing the economic impacts of marine protected areas; conducting field experiments to examine the role of institutions for small-scale fishery management in rural Tanzania; and designing decision support tools for adaptive management of Bristol Bay salmon fisheries and humpback chub populations in the Colorado River. Matt also serves on the Science and Statistical Committee for the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, which provides scientific advice to the Council on the policy and management decisions it must make. When he’s not working, Matt enjoys numerous outdoor activities such as mountain and road biking, skiing, and trail running.

Selected Publications:
  • Reimer, M.N., J.K. Abbott, and J.E. Wilen. 2017. Fisheries Production: Spatial Choice, Management Institutions, and the Quest for Policy Invariance. Marine Resource Economics, 32(2).
  • Reimer, M.N., J.K. Abbott, and A. Haynie. 2017. Empirical Models of Fisheries Production: Conflating Technology with Incentives? Marine Resource Economics, 32(2).
  • Abbott, J.K., A. Haynie, and M.N. Reimer. 2015. Hidden flexibility: Institutions, incentives and the margins of selectivity in fishing. Land Economics 91(1): 169-195.
  • Sethi, S.A., M.N. Reimer, and G. Knapp. 2014. Alaska fishing community revenues and the stabilizing role of fishing portfolios. Marine Policy 48: 134-141.
  • Reimer, M.N., J.K. Abbott, and J.E. Wilen. 2014. Unraveling the multiple margins of rent generation from individual transferable quotas. Land Economics 90(3): 538-559.
  • Reimer, M.N. and J.E. Wilen. 2013. Regulated Open Access and Regulated Restricted Access Fisheries. In: Shogren, J.F., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 215-223, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Selected ISER Reports and Working Papers:
  • Reimer, M.N. and M. Guettabi. ACES High or Low? The Impact of a Severance Tax Change on Alaskan Oil Activity.
  • Reimer, M.N. and A. Haynie. The Economic Impacts of Spatial Closures: Evidence from Stellar Sea Lion Protective Measures in the North Pacific.
  • Reimer, M.N., D. Dougherty, C. Anderson, R. Hilborn. 2015. Modeling Biological and Economic Implications of Layered Management Measures for Bering Sea Groundfish Fisheries. Prepared for the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center.
Selected Presentations: Personal Webpage:

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Curriculum Vitae: Matt Reimer's Vita (PDF, 537KB)

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