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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


  • Program Lead for Economics and Biodiversity, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
  • Senior Research Fellow, Environment for Development


Kailin Kroetz is an assistant professor. Her research focuses on policy questions related to aquatic and terrestrial species management. Her fisheries economics work focuses on developing and evaluating fisheries management policies with multiple objectives, such as sustainable stocks, economic efficiency and thriving fishing communities. Additional research focuses on how to efficiently use terrestrial conservation funds to maximize biodiversity protection.



  • 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


Gammans, M., J. N. Sanchirico, K. Kroetz, P. R. Armsworth and E. W. Swiedler. 2021. Are simultaneously decided referenda substitutable? Evidence from municipal land use ballot measures. Land Economics 97(3):, 577-587.. (link )

Stachowiak, C. M., B. J. Crain, K. Kroetz, J. N. Sanchirico and P. R. Armsworth. 2021. Protected areas established by local communities through direct democracy encompass habitat for species as effectively as protected areas planned over large spatial scales. Environmental Management 67:242–250. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-020-01403-4. (link )


Crain, B. J., J. N. Sanchirico, K. Kroetz, A. E. Benefield and P. R. Armsworth. 2020. Species protection in areas conserved through community-driven direct democracy as compared with a large private land trust in California. Environmental Conservation 47(1):30-38. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892919000407. (link )

Kroetz, K., Y. Kuwayama and C. Vexler. 2020. The economics of the joint management of water resources and aquatic species in the United States. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 14(2):194-215. (link )

Kroetz, K., G. M. Luque, J. A. Gephart, S. L. Jardine, P. Lee, K. Chicojay Moore, C. Cole, A. Steinkruger and C. J. Donlan. 2020. Consequences of seafood mislabeling for marine populations and fisheries management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2003741117. (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 )


Addicott, E. T., K. Kroetz, M. N. Reimer, J. N. Sanchirico, D. K. Lew and J. Huetteman. 2018. 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., 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.



Kroetz, K., C. J. Donlan, C. Cole, J. A. Gephart and P. Lee. 2018. Examining Seafood Fraud Through the Lens of Production and Trade: How Much Mislabeled Seafood do Consumers Buy?. Resources for the Future. (link )


Sanchirico, J. N. and K. Kroetz. 2010. Economic Insights into the Costs of Design Restrictions in ITQ Programs. Resources for the Future. (link )


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 )

Report Chapters


Kroetz, K. 2019. Fishery catch shares and leakage of impacts. Pp. 23-26 In: Costello, C. ed., Distributional Effects of Environmental Markets: Insights and Solutions from Economics. Property and Environment Research Center. PERC Policy Bozeman, MT. (link )