Specialties: Climate Change Adaptation, Coastal and Nearshore Environment
John Lynham is an affiliated researcher with the Center for Ocean Solutions and an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, where he is also a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawai’i (UHERO). John has held regular Visiting Professor appointments in the Economics Department and the Program in Human Biology at Stanford. His research interests include environmental and resource economics, experimental economics, behavioral economics, and marine ecology. As part of the Center’s coastal adaptation work, John is conducting economic analyses on the impact of coastal armoring on coastal property values.
John’s work has grown out of his interests in the intersection between marine ecology and economics. His publications include research on catch shares, ecomarkets, and political economics of fisheries. After receiving his B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, University of Dublin, John went on to earn an M.A. in Economics, an M.A. in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was in the NSF/IGERT Economics and Environmental Science Training Program.