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Record number 404262
Title The coevolution of renewable resources and institutions - implications for policy design
Author(s) Richter, A.P.
Source University. Promotor(en): Johan Grasman, co-promotor(en): D.P. van Soest. - [S.l.] : S.n. - ISBN 9789085858393 - 237
Department(s) Biometris (WU MAT)
WIMEK
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) wiskundige modellen - kabeljauw - visserijbeheer - visserijbeleid - visserij-ecologie - hulpbronnenbeheer - milieubeleid - milieueconomie - mathematical models - cod - fishery management - fishery policy - fisheries ecology - resource management - environmental policy - environmental economics
Categories Mathematical Models, Simulation Models / Fishery Resources and Management
Abstract

This PhD thesis studies how natural renewable resources and institutions governing those resources mutually influence each other. Theoretical models are developed in which members of a small community have joint access to a common pool resource. We analyze under which circumstances social norms of cooperation evolve that effectively regulate resource exploitation, but also when those social norms break down, identifying obstacles for community governance. Furthermore, in the light of biological and social complexity this thesis analyzes how governmental policy should be designed if self-governance is not sufficient to protect the resource stock. The insights obtained are applied to the case of Arcto-Norwegian cod. An optimal management plan is developed that can be adapted to several policy objectives concerning the utilization of the fleet. In addition, management advice is given for the case that harvesting may trigger an evolutionary response of the fish stock.

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