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Daniel K. Lew

Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management
Economic and Social Science Research Program
Email: dan.lew@noaa.gov

Daniel K. Lew


Dan is an applied economist specializing in marine resource economics and environmental economics.  He has been an economist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center since 2003.  His primary research activities involve applying non-market valuation methods to measure the demand for, and value of, recreational fishing opportunities, protection of living marine resources, and other ecosystem services. Many of his projects involve conducting economic surveys to collect information from saltwater anglers, sport fishing charter businesses, and the general public necessary to analyze and estimate economic values, preferences, and behavior of people potentially affected by fisheries and protected species management decisions.  In addition, he has studied economic aspects of catch shares markets, methodological issues in modeling stated preference and revealed preference data, and methods for incorporating non-market values for ecosystem services in ecosystem-based management and coastal and marine spatial planning contexts.  

Dan is an associate editor at Marine Resource Economics.  He previously co-chaired the NMFS Protected Species Economics Working Group and the PICES marine ecosystem service working group (WG41/WG-MES).  He also served on both the NPFMC Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands groundfish plan team (2005-2007) and the Gulf of Alaska groundfish plan team (2017-2018).  Currently, he co-chairs the NMFS Ecosystem Service Valuation Working Group (ESVWG) and the NOAA Non-Market Valuation Community of Practice (NMV CoP).
Dan graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a B.S. in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics

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