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9/26/2011 260ALitReviewTopics 3:31 PM 1 Economics 260A Natural Resource Economics Fall 2011 1. The rise of ITQ policies for managing fisheries is one of the success stories in natural resource economics. Review the literature that examines the efficiency properties and possible limitations of ITQs. Why have ITQs been adopted in some fisheries but not others? 2. The practice of setting aside regions of the oceans as marine reserves, with all harvesting and some other activities prohibited, is a policy favored by many marine scientists. Review the economic literature on the role for marine reserves in fisheries management and marine resource management more broadly. 3. Several fisheries are now being managed by regimes that allocate quantitative catch rights to groups rather than individuals, to manage as the collective sees fit (within regulatory guidelines.) These sometimes take the form of sectoral allocations or harvester cooperatives. Review the literature on such assignments as a method for managing fisheries, including both theoretical and empirical treatments. 4.
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