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Matthew Reimer

Associate Professor of Economics
Work Phone: 907-786-5430 Website: Personal Webpage Website: Google Scholar Website: Reseachgate Website: Curriculum Vitae


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


2018-present Associate Professor of Economics, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage.
2013-2018 Assistant Professor of Economics, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage.
2016-present Adjunct Faculty, Fisheries, Aquatic Science and Technology Laboratory, Alaska Pacific University.
2013-present Member, Scientific and Statistical Committee, North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
2017-present Member, Scientific Panel, North Pacific Research Board.
2017-present Member, Social Science Planning Team, North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
2012 Pre-Doctoral Researcher, Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy, Arizona State University.


Matt Reimer is an Associate Professor at ISER. His research focuses on the interactions between natural and human systems with an emphasis on understanding how institutions affect human behavior and the implications for managing resources.  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 climbing, mountain and road biking, and skiing.


Recent Publications:

  • Watson, B., Guettabi, M., and Reimer, M.N.  “Universal Cash and Crime.” Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming.
  • Kroetz, K., Reimer, M.N., Sanchirico, J.N., Lew, D.K., Huetteman, J. “Networks and Policy-Induced Spillovers: Defining the Scope for Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management.” Proceedings of the National Academy of  Sciences, In Press.
  • Addicott, E., Kroetz, K., Reimer, M.N., Sanchirico, J.N., Lew, D.K., Huetteman, J. (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.
  • Reimer, M.N., Haynie, A. (2018) “Mechanisms Matter for Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Marine Reserves.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88, 427-446.
  • Bair, L.S., Yackulic, C.B., Springborn, M.R., ReimerM.N., Bond, C.B., Coggins, L.G. (2018) Identifying Cost-Effective Invasive Species Control to Enhance Endangered Species Populations in the Grand Canyon, USA.” Biological Conservation, 220, 12-18.
  • Reimer, M.N., Abbott, J.K., Wilen, J.E. (2017) “Fisheries Production: Spatial Choice, Management Institutions, and the Quest for Policy Invariance.” Marine Resource Economics, 32(2), 143-168.

Working Papers:

  • Watson, B., Guettabi, M., and Reimer, M.N.  “Universal Cash Transfers Reduce Childhood Obesity Rates.” Under review.

Ongoing Research:

  • “The Welfare Implications of an Unconditional and Universal Cash Transfer: Evidence from Alaska.” The Economic Security Project. Collaborators: Mouhcine Guettabi, Andrew Bibler, Brett Watson.
  • “Socioeconomic Impacts of Fisheries Management Changes: Connecting Fishery Policies to Fishing Portfolios.” North Pacific Research Board. Collaborators: Kailin Kroetz, James Sanchirico, Daniel Lew.
  • “Changing the Paradigm of Halibut Management in Alaska.” NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. Collaborators: Courtney Carothers, Courtney Lyons, Curry Cunningham.
  • “Reducing the Prohibited Species Catch of Pacific Halibut: A Prospective Analysis of Fleet Behavior in the North Pacific Groundfish Fisheries.” North Pacific Research Board. Collaborators: Joshua Abbott and Alan Haynie.
  • “Applied Decision Methods for the Glen Canyon Adaptive Management Program.” Southwest Biological Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey. Collaborators: Lucas Bair, Michael Springborn, Charles Yackulic.