Christopher Costello is a professor of Resource Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, co-director of the Sustainable Fisheries Group, director of then Environmental Markets Solutions Lab, and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Costello received his Ph.D from UC Berkeley in 2000 and conducts research on natural resource economics and policy concerning property rights, decision making under uncertainty, and natural resource scarcity. His work combines theoretical micro-economics with modeling and empirical analysis to inform policy on fisheries management, biological diversity, and marine policy. With partners, Costello applies his research in several countries including Peru, Chile, Mexico, Indonesia, China, and Cambodia. Costello serves on the Board of Trustees for Global Fishing Watch and Environmental Defense Fund, and has published over 100 papers in journals such as Science, Nature, and PNAS. He is the 2016 winner of the Peter Benchley Award in Ocean Solutions and serves on the Council of Economic Advisors for California’s Governor Gavin Newsom.
Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.