- The Management and Economics of Resources and Enviroment (MERE) Research Group
- Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics
Niels Bohrs Vej 9
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), Ph.D., Economics, 1998.
Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY), A.B., cum laude, Economics, 1991.
Affiliations and Positions Held
Since 2013 Affiliate Researcher, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (Honolulu, HI)
Since 2011 Professor WSR, University of Southern Denmark (Esbjerg, DK)
Since 2004 Affiliate Graduate Faculty, University of Hawaii, Manoa (Honolulu, HI, US)
Summer, 2013 Arctic Summer College Fellow, Ecologic Institute (Berlin, Germany and Wash, DC, US)
2006-2013 Associate Professor, Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA, US)
2009-10 Visiting Scholar, University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, DK)
2009-10 Visiting Faculty, Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Copenhagen, DK)
2004, 2005 Visiting Scholar, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Department of Economics
2002, 2003 Visiting Research Associate, University of Hawaii, Water Resources Research Center
2000-2006 Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College
1999-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY, US)
1998 Research Associate, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization
1997 Visiting Instructor, Vassar College
Grants and Awards
Belmont Forum Research Grant BAAMRGP: Bioeconomic Analysis for Arctic Marine Resource Governance and Policy 2015-2019. 529,000 Euro. Co-PI with Linda Fernandez, Jan Sundet, and Niels Vestergaard.
“Marine Resource Governance in the Arctic” Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Co-operation Programme 2015-2017. 400,000 nok. Co-PI with Niels Vestergaard. FY 2015.
Danish Ministry for Science, Technology, and Innovation. International Network Programme grant 2014. 288,000 dkk with Linda Fernandez.
Carlsberg Foundation. Basic research (conference) grant 2014. 60,000 dkk. Co-PI with Niels Vestergaard and Linda Fernandez.
“Marine Resource Governance in the Arctic” Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Co-operation Programme 2012-2014. 200,000 dkk. Co-PI with Niels Vestergaard. FY 2014.
“Marine Resource Governance in the Arctic” Nordisk samarbeidsnemnd for humanistisk og samfunnsvitenskapelig forskning (NOS-HS), Exploratory Conference Programme, Fiscal Years 2013-2014, 210,000 dkk. Co-PI with professors Niels Vestergaard and Linda Fernandez.
“Marine Resource Governance in the Arctic” Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Co-operation Programme 2012-2014. 200,000 nok. Co-PI with Niels Vestergaard. FY 2013.
“Integrating Prevention and Control of Invasive Species: Lessons from Hawaii” PREISM Cooperative Agreement, ERS/USDA, USA, FY 2003-2006, $200,000. Co-PI with Prof. James Roumasset, University of Hawaii, Manoa
“Mitigating Runoff as Part of an Integrated Strategy for Nearshore Resource Conservation,” Sea Grant, University of HI, Manoa (NOAA), USA, FY 2003-2005, $67,000. Co-PI with Prof. James Roumasset.
CPC (Central Pennsylvania Consortium) Mellon Grant, General research, FY 2007, $6000.
Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA, USA), Research and Professional Development Grants (2006, 2004)
Gettysburg College Johnson Center for Creative Teaching Fellowship (2002)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA), 1992-3, University Fellowship
Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA), 1991. Elected Member, Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Societies.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Kaiser, B. and J. Roumasset. Transitional Forces in a Resource Based Economy: Phases of Economic and Institutional Development in Hawaii (2014, forthcoming). Review of Economics and Institutions.
Kaiser, B. Marine Invasive Species Management: Adapting in the Arctic, in eds. Fernandez, L., Kaiser, B., & N. Vestergaard, Marine Invasive Species in the Arctic. Copenhagen:Nordic Council of Ministers, 2014. (TemaNord, Vol. 547).
Kaiser, B. Watershed Conservation in the Long Run (2014). Ecosystems 17(4): 698-719.
Kaiser, B. and K. Burnett. Spatial economic analysis of early detection and rapid response strategies for an invasive species. Resource Energy Econ. 2010
Kaiser, B.; Pitafi, B.; Roumasset, J and K. Burnett. The Economic Value of Watershed
Conservation, in Coastal Watershed Management, eds. Aly El-Kadi and Ali Fares (WIT-Press). 2008.
Burnett, K.; D’Evelyn, S.; Kaiser, B.; Nantamanasikarn, P. and J. Roumasset. Beyond the
Lamppost: Optimal Prevention and Control of the Brown Treesnake in Hawaii, Ecological
Economics, 67, pp. 66-74. 2008
Burnett, K.; Kaiser, B. and J. Roumasset. Invasive Species Control Over Time and Space: Miconia calvescens on Oahu, Hawaii, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 39: 125-132. October 2007.
Burnett, K.; Kaiser, B. and J. Roumasset. Economic Lessons from Control Efforts for an Invasive Species: Miconia calvescens in Hawaii Journal of Forest Economics 13(2-3):151-167. 2007
Kaiser, B. Private Provision of Public Goods: The Athenian Trierarchy as a Game of Mechanism Design, Journal of Economic History 67(2): 445-480. 2007
Kaiser, B. and K. Burnett. Models of Spatial and Intertemporal Invasive Species Management,
(2007) in Proceedings of the U.S. EPA Valuation for Environmental Policy: Ecological
Benefits, April 23-24, 2007
Kaiser, B. The National Environmental Policy Act’s Influence on USDA Forest Service Decision-Making, 1974-1996, Journal of Forest Economics 12(2): 109-130, June 2006.
Burnett, K.; Kaiser, B.; Pitafi, B.; and J. Roumasset. Integrating Prevention and Control of Invasive Species: Lessons from Hawaii, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 35(1): 63-77, April 2006.
Kaiser, B. and K. Burnett. Economic Impacts of the Coqui Frog in Hawaii, Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 8(2) 2006: 1-11.
Kaiser, B. On the Garden Path: an economic perspective on prevention and control policies for an invasive species, Choices, 21(3) 2006. Available online: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/2006-3/invasive/2006-3-03.htm
Burnett, K., Kaiser, B., and J. Roumasset. Control of invasive species: Lessons from Miconia in Hawaii. 15th Australian Weeds Conference: Papers and Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia Council of Australian Weed Societies, C. Preston, J.H. Watts, and N.D. Crossman, eds. Pp. 663-667. (2006)
Cushing-Daniels, B. and B. Kaiser. Environmental Kuznets Curves: Environmental wealth and spending. In Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment, K. Aravossis, C.A. Brebbia, E. Kakaras, & A.G. Kungolos eds. Pp. 233-242. Southhampton: WIT-Press. 2006.
Kaiser, B. Economic Impacts of Non-indigenous Species: Miconia and the Hawaiian Economy, Euphytica 148(1-2): 135-150, March, 2006.
Kaiser, B. and J. Roumasset. Valuing Watershed Conservation for Groundwater and Nearshore Ecology, Proceedings of AWRA Summer Specialty Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 27-29, 2005.
Cain, L. and B. Kaiser, Public Goods Provision: Lessons from the Tellico Dam Controversy, with Louis Cain. Natural Resources Journal 43(4). Fall 2003
Kaiser, B. and J. Roumasset. Valuing Indirect Ecosystem Services: The Case of Tropical Watersheds, Environment and Development Economics 7(4):701-714. 2002.
Kaiser, B. and J. Roumasset. Water Management and the Valuation of Indirect Environmental Services. Interdisciplinary Environmental Review II (2): 102-122. 2000.
Published Working Papers
Kaiser, B. and J. Roumasset. Transitional Forces in a Resource Based Economy: Phases of Economic and Institutional Development in Hawaii. Working paper 117/14, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business. April 2014.
Kaiser, B. Bioeconomic factors of natural resource transitions: The US sperm whale fishery of the 19th Century. Working paper 116/13, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business. April 2013.
Adshade, M.E. and B. Kaiser. The Origins of the Institutions of Marriage, Working papers 1180, Queen’s University, Department of Economics. 2008.
Kaiser, B. and James A. Roumasset. Coasian Economics and the Evolution of Marine Property in Hawaii, Microeconomics 0410002, EconWPA. 2004.
Kaiser, B., Matsathit, W., Pitafi, B. and J.A. Roumasset. Efficient Water Allocation with Win-Win Conservation Surcharges: The Case of the Ko´olau Watershed, Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) Working Paper #2. 2003.
Other Peer-Edited Publications
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, ed.-in-chief, Joel Mokyr. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Entries: Carthage, Environmental Legislation, Market Structure: Competition, Market Structure: Monopoly, Market Structure: Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition, Market Structure: Overview, and Product Safety Regulation (2003).
Report on the 2001 Cliometrics Conference in the Newsletter of the Cliometric Society (Summer 2001). Co-authored with Joyce Burnett.
Kaiser, B. Follow-up Report: EPA Workshop on Damages from Aquatic Invasive Species, July 20-21, 2005, Online at http://www.epa.gov/owow/invasive_species/index.html Aug, 2005
Kaiser, B. and J. Roumasset. Mitigating Runoff as Part of an Integrated Strategy for Nearshore
Resource Conservation. Final Report Sea Grant (NA16RG2254) Project R-TR/5. Online at
www.uhero.hawaii.edu/products/view/106. April, 2005.
Kaiser, B., Krause, N. and J. Roumasset. Environmental Valuation and the Hawaiian Economy
http://www.uhero.hawaii.edu/workingpaper/HawaiiEnviroValuation.pdf. September, 1999
“Rivers By Design: State Power and the Origins of U.S. Flood Control,” by Karen O’Neill. Natural Resources Journal 47(3): 769—771 (Summer 2007). Originally published by Economic History Services (December 22, 2006) URL: http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1158
“Forests in Time: The Environmental Consequences of 1,000 Years Change in New England” Eds. David R. Foster and John D. Aber. Journal of Economic History. Dec., 2004.
“After the Boom in Tombstone and Jerome, Arizona: Decline Western Resource Towns” by Eric L. Clements. Economic History Services (June 11, 2004) URL: http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/0793
“HESIOD’S WORKS AND DAYS: A Translation and Commentary for the Social Sciences” By David W. Tandy and Walter C. Neale. Journal of Economic History. Mar., 1998.
“Regionalism and Change in the Economy of Independent Delos” By Gary Reger. Journal of Economic History. Mar., 1995.