Joshua Abbott

Joshua Abbott
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Sustainability
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Joshua.K.Abbott@asu.edu
480-965-5528
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School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
USA

Dr. Abbott's work focuses on the conceptual and econometric modeling of economic-ecological systems, with an emphasis on the incentive effects of alternative institutional structures for resource management. His recent work on resource management of marine ecosystems includes the examination of fisheries bycatch in the North Pacific, and the design of a system of tradable quotas to address recreational overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Other areas of interest include the valuation of ecosystem services in urban and suburban environments, habitat and biodiversity conservation, and the water/landscape nexus in urban environments. He works closely with scientists in government, such as the National Marine Fisheries Service and has also consulted with non-governmental organizations such as Environmental Defense. Dr. Abbott teaches courses on quantitative modeling, resource economics, and statistical analysis.

PhD, Envrionmental and Resource Economics, Econometrics, University of California, Davis, 2007

MA, Economics, University of Washington, 2002

Graduate Certificate, Environmental Management, University of Washington, 2002

BBA (Summa cum Laude), Business, Baylor University, 2000

Journal Articles

2015

Abbott, J. K., H. A. Klaiber and V. K. Smith. 2015. Economic behavior, market signals, and urban ecology. NBER Working Paper Series, Working Paper 20959. (link)

Klaiber, H. A., J. K. Abbott and V. K. Smith. 2015. Some like it (less) hot: Extracting tradeoff measures for physically coupled amenities. NBER Working Paper Series Working Paper 21051. (link)

2014

Fenichel, E. P. and J. K. Abbott. 2014. Heterogeneity and the fragility of the first best: Putting the "micro" in bioeconomic models of recreational resources. Resource and Energy Economics 36(2):351-369. DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2014.01.002. (link)

Fenichel, E. P. and J. K. Abbott. 2014. Natural capital: From metaphor to measurement. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 1(1):1-27. DOI: 10.1086/676034. (link)

Reimer, M. N., J. K. Abbott and J. E. Wilen. 2014. Unraveling the multiple margins of rent generation from individual transferable quotas. Land Ecomonics 90(3):538-559. (link)

Tang, X., P. Ohri-Vachaspati, J. K. Abbott, R. M. Aggarwal, D. L. Tulloch, K. Lloyd and M. J. Yedidia. 2014. Associations between food environment around schools and professionally measured weight status for middle and high school students. Childhood Obesity 10(6):511-517. DOI: 10.1089/chi.2014.0065. (link)

2013

Abbott, J. K. and E. P. Fenichel. 2013. Anticipating adaptation: A mechanistic approach for linking policy and stock status to recreational angler behavior. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70(3):1190-1208. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2012-0517. (link)

Abbott, J. K. and H. A. Klaiber. 2013. The value of water as an urban club good: A matching approach to community-provided lakes. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 65(2):208-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2012.09.007. (link)

Fenichel, E. P., J. K. Abbott and B. Huang. 2013. Modelling angler behaviour as a part of the management system: Synthesizing a multi-disciplinary literature. Fish and Fisheries 14:137-257. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2012.00456.x.

2012

Abbott, J. K. and A. Haynie. 2012. What are we protecting? Fisher behavior and the unintended consequences of spatial closures as a fishery management tool. Ecological Applications 22(3):762-777. DOI: 10.1890/11-1319.1. (link)

2011

Abbott, J. K. and H. A. Klaiber. 2011. An embarrassment of riches: Confronting omitted variable bias and multi-scale capitalization in hedonic price models. Review of Economics and Statistics 93(4):1331-1342. DOI: 10.1162/REST_a_00134. (link)

Abbott, J. K. and J. E. Wilen. 2011. Dissecting the tragedy: A spatial model of behavior in the commons. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 62(3):386-401. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2011.07.001. (link)

2010

Abbott, J. K., B. Garber-Yonts and J. S. Wilen. 2010. Employment and remuneration effects of IFQs in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands crab fisheries. Marine Resource Economics 25(4):333-354. DOI: 10.5950/0738-1360-25.4.333. (link)

Abbott, J. K. and H. A. Klaiber. 2010. Is all space created equal? Uncovering the relationship between competing land uses in subdivisions. Ecological Economics 70(2010):296-307. DOI: http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.09.001. (link)

Abbott, J. K. and J. E. Wilen. 2010. Voluntary cooperation in the commons? Evaluating sea state with reduced form and structural models. Land Economics 86(1):131-154. (link)

2009

Abbott, J. K., V. Maharaj and J. E. Wilen. 2009. Designing ITQ programs for commercial recreational fishing. Marine Policy 33(5):766-774. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2009.02.010. (link)

Abbott, J. K. and J. E. Wilen. 2009. Regulation of fisheries bycatch with common-pool output quotas. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 57(2):195-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2008.04.003. (link)

Abbott, J. K. and J. E. Wilen. 2009. Rent dissipation and efficient rationalization in for-hire recreational fishing. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 58(3):300-314. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2009.03.002. (link)

Posters

2011

Abbott, J. K. 2011. What are we protecting? The challenge of marien protected areas for multispecies fisheries. Presentation at the 26 March 2011 Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Arizona State University.

Presentations

2012

Abbott, J. K. 2012. Taming the multispecies fisheries commons: The Amendment 80 Fleet of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. Presentation at the March 12, 2012, Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity Seminar, Arizona State University.

2011

Abbott, J. K. 2011. An introduction to modeling participation and location choice decisions in fisheries: Methodological issues and modeling. Presentation at the 11-13 May 2011 Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Abbott, J. K. 2011. Assessing the short-run impacts of cooperatives for the multispecies trawl fleet of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. Presentation at the 11-13 May 2011 Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Abbott, J. K. 2011. Assessing the short-run impacts of cooperatives for the reduction of bycatch in the multispecies trawl fleet of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. Presentation at the 4-8 September 2011 American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

Abbott, J. K. 2011. Implementing Kuhn-Tucker Demand Models in a multi-site, multi-species bioeconomic context. Invited presentation at the 17-18 February 2011 Workshop on Angling Behavior - Fisheries and Economic Approaches, Tempe, Arizona.

Abbott, J. K. 2011. Linking empirical modeling of recreational angler behavior with population dynamics. Presentation at the 4-8 September 2011 American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

Abbott, J. K. 2011. Linking models of recreational angler behavior and fish stocks for better management: A discrete-continuous approach. Presentation at the 11-13 May 2011 Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Abbott, J. K. 2011. Management institutions and the spatial decision making of fishermen. Presentation at 29 April 2011 School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium, Arizona State University.

Abbott, J. K. 2011. Taming the multispecies fisheries commons: The Amendment 80 Fleet of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. Invited presentation at the 26-29 July 2011 Workshop on Lessons Learned in Rights-Based Fisheries Management, Property and Environmental Research Center, Bozeman, Montana.

Abbott, J. K. 2011. The value of water as an urban club good: A matching approach to HOA-provided lakes. Presentation at the 8-10 June 2011 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Summer Conference, Seattle, Washington.

2010

Abbott, J. K. 2010. An embarrassment of riches: Confronting omitted variables bias and multi-scale capitalization in hedonic price models. Presentation at the 2 July 2010 4th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics, Montreal, Canada.

Abbott, J. K. 2010. Assessing tradeoffs in land use service flows within subdivisions at multiple spatial scales. Presentation at the 26 February 2010 W2133 (USDA) Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona.

Abbott, J. K. 2010. Confronting omitted varaible bias and multi-scale capitaliation in hedonic price models: A new (old) approach. Presentation at the 11 February 2010 Triangle Resource and Environmental Economics Seminar Series, Center for Environmental and Resoruce Economic Policy, North Caroline State University, Raleight, North Carolina.

Abbott, J. K. 2010. Understanding rent dissipation and optimal management in recreational fisheries. Presentation at the 12-16 July 2010 International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, Montpellier, France.

Abbott, J. K. 2010. Water, water everywhere: The value of water in residential lakes in an arid city. Invited presentation at the 8 December 2010 A Community on Ecosystem Services, Phoenix, Arizona.

Abbott, J. K. 2010. What are we protecting? Exploring the side effects of marine protected areas in a spatial context. Presentation at the 12-16 July 2010 International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, Montpellier, France.

2009

Abbott, J. K. 2009. An embarrassment of riches: Confronting omitted variables bias and multi-scale capitalization in hedonic price models. Presentation at the 9-10 October 2009 11th Occasional California Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Santa Barbara, California.

Abbott, J. K. 2009. An embarrassment of riches: Confronting omitted variables bias and multi-scale capitalization in hedonic price models. Santa Barbara, CA. Presentation at the October 9-10, 2009 11th Occasional California Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

Abbott, J. K. 2009. Confronting omitted variables bias and multi-scale capitalization in hedonic price models: An application to open space. Presentation at 17 November 2009 Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Arizona State University.

Abbott, J. K. 2009. Considering scale and ecosystem services in hdeonic valuation of subdivision open space. Presentation at the 10 September 2009 Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientist Meeting, Arizona State University.

Abbott, J. K. 2009. Employment and remuneration effects in IFQ fisheries: The case of the deadliest catch. Presentation at the 17-20 May 2009 Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, Newport, Rhode Island.

Abbott, J. K. 2009. Employment and remuneration effects in IFQ fisheries: The case of the deadliest catch. Presentation at the 19-21 October 2009 Workshop on Innovations in Property Rights for Fisheries Management, University of California-Santa Barbara.

Abbott, J. K. 2009. Flirting with danger: The analytical challenge of rare event bycatch. Presentation at the 17-20 May 2009 Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, Newport Rhode Island.

Abbott, J. K. 2009. Rent dissipation in chartered recreational fishing: Inside the black box. Presentation at the 17-20 May 2009 Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, Newport Rhode Island.

2008

Abbott, J. K. 2008. Assessing the effectiveness of a voluntary bycatch avoidance program: Sea state. Presentation at the 22-25 July 2008 International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Abbott, J. K. 2008. Assessing the effectiveness of a voluntary bycatch avoidance program: Sea state. Invited presentation on 2 May 2008, School of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Abbott, J. K. 2008. Dissecting the tragedy: A spatial model of behavior in the commons. Presentation at the 2 April 2008, Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity Afternoon Tea, Arizona State University.

Abbott, J. K. 2008. Dissecting the tragedy: A spatial model of behavior in the commons. Invited presentation on 2 May 2008, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Abbott, J. K. 2008. Dissecting the tragedy: A spatial model of behavior in the commons. Presentation at the 27-29 July 2008 AERE Special Session on New Fisheries Bioeconomics, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

Abbott, J. K. 2008. Rent dissipation in chartered recreational fishing: Inside the black box. Presentation at the 27-29 July 2008 AERE Special Session on New Fisheries Bioeconomics, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

Abbott, J. K. 2008. Rent dissipation in chartered recreational fishing: Inside the black box. Presentation at the 22-25 July 2008 International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Abbott, J. K. 2008. What sustainability means to me: Leveraging the power of incentives for sustainable oceans. Presentation at the 14 February 2008 Sustainability Colloquium, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

2007

Abbott, J. K. 2007. Casing a wide net: Common property, spatial choice and fisheries bycatch in the Bering Sea. Presentation at the 27-30 March 2007 Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, Merida, Mexico.

Abbott, J. K. 2007. Let the games begin: Strategic behavior in spatial (non)avoidance. Presentation at the 2-6 September 2007 Special session on Modling Fisher Behavior: State of the Art, American Fisheries Society 137th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

2006

Abbott, J. K. 2006. Bycatch in the mixed species trawl fisheries of the eastern Bering Sea: A model of regulatory institutions and incentives. Presentation at the 23-26 July 2006 American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California.

Abbott, J. K. 2006. Bycatch in the mixed species trawl fisheries of the eastern Bering Sea: A model of regulatory institutions and incentives. Presentation at the March 2006, NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship in Population Dynamics and Marine Economics Symposium, San Diego, California.

Abbott, J. K. 2006. Casting a wide net: Strategic and spatial aspects of fisheries bycatch. Invited presentation at the 23 October 2006 Environment and Resource Group Workshop, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego, California.

Abbott, J. K. 2006. Do fisherman bother with bycatch avoidance? Evidence from the Bering Sea mixed species trawl fisheries. Presentation at the 11-14 July 2006 International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

2005

Abbott, J. K. 2005. Prohibited species bycatch in the eastern Bering Sea flatfish fisheries: An analysis of institutions and incentives. Presentation at the April 2005 NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship in Population Dynamics and Marine Economics Symposium, Seattle, Washington.

Abbott, J. K. 2005. Prohibited species bycatch in the eastern Berring Sea flatfish fisheries: An analysis of institutions and incentives. Presentation at the May 2005 Forum of of the North American association of Fisheries Econoimsts, Vancouver, California.

Abbott, J. K. 2005. Spatial choice and fisheries bycatch: The eastern Bering Sea flatfish fisheries. Presentation at the October 2005 8th Occasional California Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Santa Barbara, California.

2004

Abbott, J. K. 2004. Conquering space: Tools for spatial data analysis in economics. Presentation at the October 2004 NOAA Fisheries Economics and Social Sciences Workshop, New Orleans, Louisana.

Abbott, J. K. 2004. Spatial competition in overlapping seasonal fisheries: A bioeconomic model of fisherman and regulators. Presentation at the August 2004 American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.