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Marine Resource Economics

Editor-in-Chief: Sunny Jardine
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    Volume 39, Number 1
    January 2024

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    Risky Business: Can Oyster Farmers Defend Themselves against Foodborne Illness–Related Demand Shocks?

    • Vivianne Mazzocco,
    • Hirotsugu Uchida,
    • Michael J. Weir, and
    • David Bidwell
    pp. 1–20
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    The Welfare Value of Freshness: A Hedonic Price Analysis in the Retail Seafood Market in Japan

    • Yutaro Sakai,
    • Tomoki Tada,
    • Tsubasa Nomura, and
    • Nobuyuki Yagi
    pp. 21–38
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    Understanding Public Preferences for Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture: The Role of Production Technology and Environmental Impacts

    • Giulio Farolfi and
    • Robert J. Johnston
    pp. 39–60
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    The Effects of the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Subsidies on a Commercial Fishing Fleet

    • Scott Crosson,
    • Cameron Speir, and
    • Christina Wiegand
    pp. 61–71
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    Volume 39, Number 1
    January 2024

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Publication of Enduring Significance Awards: Outstanding article award. A Biometric Local General Equilibrium Assessment of Distributional Consequences of Small-Scale Fisheries Reform in Developing Countries Marine Resource Economics introduces a new section: Case Studies
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Frequency: 4 issues/year
ISSN: 0738-1360
E-ISSN: 2334-5985
2022 JCR Impact Factor*: 2.9
Ranked #133 out of 380 “Economics” journals; and ranked #12 out of 54 “Fisheries” journals
2022 CiteScore*: 4.1
Ranked #186 out of 705 “Economics and Econometrics” journals; ranked #189 out of 779 “Geography, Planning, and Development” journals; and ranked #50 out of 136 “Oceanography” journals

Marine Resource Economics (MRE) publishes creative and scholarly economic analyses of a range of issues related to natural resource use in the global marine environment. The scope of the journal includes conceptual and empirical investigations aimed at addressing real-world ocean and coastal policy problems. MRE is an outlet for early results and imaginative new thinking on emerging topics in the marine environment, as well as rigorous theoretical and empirical analyses of questions that have long interested economists who study the oceans. A pluralistic forum for researchers and policy makers, MRE encourages challenges to conventional paradigms and perspectives. The journal is comprised of five sections: Articles, Perspectives, Case Studies, Systematic Reviews, and Book Reviews.

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