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Kailin Kroetz

Kailin Kroetz

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures


School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
  • Senior Research Fellow, Environment for Development


Kailin Kroetz’s research focuses on policy questions related to aquatic and terrestrial species management. Her fisheries economics work is focused on developing and evaluating fisheries management policies with multiple objectives such as sustainable stocks, economic efficiency, and thriving fishing communities. Current work includes analysis of commercial fishery catch share program design in the US and developing country contexts as well as examining potential gains to fishing communities from integrating socioeconomic factors into ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) decision frameworks. Additional research focuses on how to efficiently use terrestrial conservation funds to maximize biodiversity protection. For example, ongoing work examines the extent to which conservation actions taken by government and private organizations operating across spatial scales may be complementary to one another, and/or may present opportunities for more efficient use of conservation funds by considering the actions of other stakeholders.


  • PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California-Davis, 2014
  • MA, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California-Davis, 2011
  • BA, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College, 2005

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Journal Articles

In Press

Kroetz, K., Y. Kuwayama and C. Vexler. What is a fish out of water? The economics behind the joint management of water resources and aquatic species in the United States. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy


Addicott, E. T., K. Kroetz, M. N. Reimer, J. N. Sanchirico, D. K. Lew and J. Huetteman. 2019. Identifying the potential for cross-fishery spillovers: A network analysis of Alaskan permitting patterns. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76(1):56-68. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2017-0550. (link )

Kroetz, K., D. K. Lew, J. N. Sanchirico and P. Donovan. 2019. Recreational leasing of Alaska commercial halibut quota: The early years of the GAF Program in Alaska. Coastal Management 47(2):207-226. DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2019.1564954. (link )

Kroetz, K., M. N. Reimer, J. N. Sanchirico, D. K. Lew and J. Huetteman. 2019. Defining the economic scope for ecosystem-based fishery management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 116(10):4188-4183. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1816545116. (link )

Kroetz, K., J. N. Sanchirico, E. Galarza Contreras, D. Corderi Novoa, N. Collado and E. W. Swiedler. 2019. Examination of the Peruvian Anchovy Individual Vessel Quota (IVQ) system. Marine Policy 101(Mar):15-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.11.008. (link )

Kroetz, K., J. Shih, J. V. Siikamaki, V. Marianov, A. Krupnick and Z. Chu. 2019. Systematically incorporating environmental objectives into shale gas pipeline development: A binary integer, multiobjective spatial optimization model. Environmental Science & Technology 53(12):7155-7162. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b01583. (link )


Kroetz, K., J. N. Sanchirico, J. Peña-Torres and D. Corderi Novoa. 2017. Evaluation of the Chilean jack mackeral ITQ system. Marine Resource Economics 32(1):217-241. DOI: 10.1086/690771. (link )


Beaudrot, L., K. Kroetz, P. Alvarez-Loayra, T. Breuer, C. Fletcher, P. A. Jansen, D. Kenfack, M. G. Moreira Lima, A. R. Marshall, E. H. Martin, M. Ndoundou-Hockemba, T. G. O'Brien, J. C. Razafimahaimodison, H. Romero-Saltos, F. Rovero, C. H. Roy, D. Sheil, C. E. Silva, W. R. Spironello, R. Valencia, A. Zvoleff, J. A. Ahumada and S. Andelman. 2016. Limited carbon and biodiversity co benefits for tropical forest mammals and birds. Ecological Applications 26(4):1098-1111. DOI: 10.1890/15-0935. (link )

Kroetz, K., J. N. Sanchirico and D. K. Lew. 2016. Efficiency costs of social objectives in tradable permit programs. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics 2(3):339-366. DOI: 10.1086/681646. (link )


Kroetz, K. and J. N. Sanchirico. 2015. The bioeconomics of spatial-dynamic systems in natural resource management. Annual Review of Resource Economics 7:189-207. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-resource-083110-120047. (link )


Kroetz, K., J. N. Sanchirico, P. R. Armsworth and H. S. Banzhaf. 2014. Benefits of the ballot box for species conservation. Ecology Letters 17(3):294-302. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12230. (link )


Kroetz, K. and A. J. Friedland. 2008. Comparing costs and emissions of northern New England space heating fuel options. Biomass and Bioenergy 32(12):1359-1366. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2008.04.003. (link )

Book Chapters


Fuller, K., D. Kling, K. Kroetz, N. Ross and J. N. Sanchirico. 2013. Economics and ecology of open-access fisheries. Pp. 39-49 In: Shogren, J. F. ed., Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-375067-9.



Breetz, H. L., K. Fisher-Vanden, L. Garzon, H. Jacobs, K. Kroetz and R. Terry. 2004. Water Quality Trading and Offset Initiatives in the U.S.: A Comprehensive Survey. Dartmouth College. (link )