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Affiliate Assistant Professor, Economist, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center


A.B. Stanford University, Economics and International Relations 
M.A., Ph. D. (2005) University of Washington, Economics


  • Natural resource economics and fisheries management
  • Fisher location choice and spatial econometric models and software
  • Economics of marine reserves and marine protected areas
  • Fishery rationalization, cooperatives, and catch shares
  • Bycatch reduction tools and incentives

Additional Background


Economist, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2004-Present

My research focuses on fisheries management and natural resource economics, primarily in the North Pacific. Modeling how biological, management, economic, and environmental characteristics of different fisheries impact fisher behavior is the central focus of my work. This focus extends to a range of applications including developing and analyzing fisheries bycatch reduction programs, improving marine spatial management, understanding the many effects of catch shares on fisheries, and predicting how climate change is likely to impact fisheries. I oversee the development of the spatial economics toolbox for fisheries (FishSET) and serve on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s Bering Sea Plan Team. I enjoy inter-disciplinary and applied policy work and NOAA Fisheries is a wonderful place to do both of these.

Research and Teaching Experience

Research Assistant, Evans School, University of Washington, 2002-2003

Instructor, Department of Economics and Program on the Environment, University of Washington, 2002, 2003

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Washington, 2000-2002

Select Publications

Haynie, A. 2014. “Estimating the Value of a Fishing Right: An Analysis of Changing Usage and Value in the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program.” Fisheries Science 80 (2): 181-191.

Peterson, M.J., F. Mueter, K. Criddle, A. Haynie. 2014. "Killer Whale Depredation and Associated Costs to Alaskan Sablefish, Pacific Halibut and Greenland Turbot Longliners." PLoS ONE 9(2): e88906. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088906

Haynie, A. and L. Pfeiffer. 2013. “Climatic and economic drivers of the Bering Sea pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) fishery: Implications for the future.”  Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fisheries Science. 70(6): 841-853.

Sanchirico, J., D. Lew, A. Haynie, D. Kling, and D. Layton. 2013. “Conservation values in marine ecosystem-based management.” Marine Policy, 38:523-530.

Haynie, A. and L. Pfeiffer.  2012. “Why economics matters for understanding the effects of climate change on fisheries.” ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69 (7): 1160-1167, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fss021.

Fell, H. and A. Haynie. 2012. “Spatial Competition with Changing Market Institutions.”  Journal of Applied Econometrics, DOI: 10.1002/jae.2272.

Abbott, J.K. and A.C. Haynie. 2012. “What Are We Protecting?  The Challenges of Marine Protected Areas for Multispecies Fisheries.”  Ecological Applications, 22(3): 762–777.

Pfeiffer, L. and A.C. Haynie. 2012. “The Effect of Decreasing Seasonal Sea Ice Cover on the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery.” ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69(7), 1148–1159.

Fell, H. and A. Haynie. 2011.  “Estimating Time-varying Bargaining Power: A Fishery Application.”  Economic Inquiry 49(3): 685-696.

Ianelli, J.N., A. Hollowed, A. Haynie, F. Mueter, and N. Bond. 2011. “Evaluating Management Strategies For Eastern Bering Sea Walleye Pollock (Theragra Chalcogramma) in a Changing Environment.” ICES Journal of Marine Science 68 (6): 1297-1304.

Haynie, A. and D. Layton. 2010. “An Expected Profit Model for Monetizing Fishing Location Choices.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 59(2): 165-176.

Haynie, A., R. Hicks and K. Schnier. 2009. “Common Property, Information, and Cooperation: Commercial Fishing in the Bering Sea.” Ecological Economics 69(2): 406-413.

Branch, T., Hilborn, R., Haynie, A. et. al. 2006. "Fleet dynamics and fishermen behavior: lessons for fisheries managers," Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 63:1647-1668.


Working Papers and Papers Under Review

Abbott, J., A. Haynie, and M. Reimer.  2013. “Hidden Flexibility: Institutions, Incentives and the Margins of Selectivity in Fishing.” Accepted at Land Economics.

Pfeiffer, L. and A. Haynie. 2013. “Climate change and fisher behavior in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Pacific Cod longline fishery.” Working paper.

Haynie, A., P. Sullivan,  and J. Watson. “Using Vessel Monitoring System Data to Estimate Spatial Effort in Bering Sea Fisheries for Unobserved Trips.” Working Paper.

Haynie, A. “Addressing salmon bycatch through salmon bycatch quota trading among pollock cooperatives.” NPFMC Discussion Paper, January 2008.

Referee Activity

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Land Economics, Marine Resource Economics, Natural Resource Modeling, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Coastal Management Journal, Energy and Resource Economics,  Ecological Applications.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2012
  • NOAA Fisheries Economics & Social Sciences Best Paper Award, Research, First Prize (2009-2010), Second Prize (2007-2008)
  • NOAA Fisheries / Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship for Marine Resource Economics, 2003-2005
  • Stanford University Dean’s Award for Service, 1991

Supervisory Activities

Post-doctoral Advisor for Lisa Pfeiffer; Ph.D. committee member for J. Watson (co-chair), J. Hospital, H. Fell, D. Willard, and C. Speir; Masters committee member for Suresh Sethi, Emily Springer.