Publications Eisenbarth, S., Graham, L. and Rigterink, A. S. (2021). Can communal resource monitoring save the commons? Evidence on forest loss and displacement, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(29). [Pre-analysis plan][Link to paper]
Slough, T., Rubenson, D., Levy, R., Rodriguez, F. A., Bernedo del Carpio, M., Buntaine, M., Christensen, D., Cooperman, A., Eisenbarth, S., Ferraro, P., Graham, L., Hartman, A., Kopas, J., Richey, S., Rigterink, A., Samii, C., Seim, B., Urpelainen, J., and Zhang, B. (2021). Adoption of Community Monitoring Improves Common Pool Resource Management Across Contexts, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(29). [Pre-analysis plan] [Link to paper]
Costello, C., Millage, K., Eisenbarth, S., Galarza, E., Ishimura, G., Rubino, L. L., Saccomanno, V., Sumaila, U. R., and Strauss, K. (2021). Ambitious subsidy reform by the WTO presents opportunities for ocean health restoration. Sustainability Science,16: 1391–1396, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00865-z
Eisenbarth, S. (2017). Is Chinese trade policy motivated by environmental concerns? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 82: 74-103. [Link to paper]
Do exports of renewable resources lead to resource depletion? Evidence on fisheries(Revision resubmitted to the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management) In the case of fisheries, exports are an important cause of resource depletion. This paper uses novel and detailed country-species-level fisheries data to estimate the causal effect of a fishery's exports on the collapse of the fishery. Identification is based on an export demand shock originating from Japan. The results reveal that an increase in logged exports by one standard deviation raises the probability of a fishery's collapse in the following period by 29 percentage points.
Does trade foster resource management? Evidence on fishing quotas Does international trade change a regulator's ability or incentive to manage a renewable resource sustainably? Theoretical predictions are ambiguous and this is the first empirical analysis to shed light on the effect of trade on resource management. I use detailed country-species level fisheries data to investigate whether trade facilitates the introduction of quota and Territorial Use Rights for Fishing (TURF) programs for fisheries. The empirical evidence suggests a negative relationship between the resource price and the introduction of quota and TURF programs. The values of landings and exports are positively correlated with the introduction of fisheries management.
Work in Progress
Collective conservation payments and local institutionswith Miguel Fonseca and Alex Pfaff [Pre-analysis plan] Inspections, firm closure and environmental compliance with Mark Buntaine, Bing Zhang and Qi Wang