Jon G. Sutinen
- Ph.D. Economics, University of Washington, 1973
- M.A. Economics, University of Washington, 1971
- B.S. Actuarial Science, San Francisco State University, 1964
After joining URI in 1973, Dr. Sutinen’s research initially focused on designing data collection systems and evaluating the performance of projects to improve the livelihoods of small-scale fishers in Central and South America, Southeast Asia and West Africa. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, his research focus shifted from fisheries development to fisheries management, largely in response to the numerous issues that arose in the early days of implementing fisheries management plans in New England fisheries. One of the most prominent concerns during the 1980s was the apparent inability of the enforcement authorities to secure compliance with the management regulations that were being imposed on the fishing industry. In response to this concern, Dr. Sutinen initiated a research program in fisheries enforcement and compliance with that now spans more than two decades. The geographic scope of his compliance research includes SE Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia), Australia and New Zealand, and Europe.
During the 1990s, Dr. Sutinen served as a consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that produced the report Towards Sustainable Fisheries: Economic Aspects of the Management of Living Marine Resources, a study that assessed the performance of fisheries management experiences in 24 member countries. The analysis and findings of this study led Dr. Sutinen to begin an investigation of government failure in fisheries management – a line of research that involves the application of the public choice and public finance paradigms to fisheries. To date, he has produced half a dozen publications on this set of issues.
In recent years, Dr. Sutinen has led a team of economists, sociologists and political scientists on a project to investigate the human dimensions of large marine ecosystems (LMEs). This project has produced a framework for monitoring and assessing the socioeconomics and governance aspects of LMEs; and Dr. Sutinen is co-author of a study of cooperative management of the groundfish resources on the Canadian and United States portions of Georges Bank, which is part of the Northeast Shelf LME.
- Refereed Article: Anderson, C.M. and J. G. Sutinen. 2006. The Effect of Initial Lease Periods on Price Discovery in Laboratory Tradable Fishing Allowance Markets. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 61: 164-180.
- Refereed Article: Bisack, K. D. and J. G. Sutinen. 2006. A New Zealand Itq Fishery with an In-Season Stock Externality, Marine Resource Economics 21: 231-249.
- Refereed Article: Soboil, Mark Lucas and Jon G. Sutinen. 2006. Empirical analysis and transboundary management for Georges Bank multispecies fishery, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci./J. can. sci. halieut. aquat. 63(4): 903-916.
- Refereed Article: Bisack, K. D. and J. G. Sutinen. 2006. Harbor Porpoise Bycatch: ITQs or Time/Area Closures in the New England Gillnet Fishery, Land Economics 82(1), February 2006.
- Refereed Article: Upton, H. F., and J. G. Sutinen. 2005. When Do Marine Protected Areas Pay? An Analysis of Stylized Fisheries. In Peter W. Barnes and James P. Thomas (Eds.), Benthic Habitats and the Effects of Fishing. American Fisheries Society Symposium 41:745-757. ISBN 1-888569-60-3
- Refereed Article: Anderson, C.M. and J. G. Sutinen. 2005. A Laboratory Assessment of Tradable Fishing Allowances. Marine Resource Economics, forthcoming February 2005.
- Book: Hennessey, T. and J. Sutinen (eds). 2005. Sustaining Large Marine Ecosystems: The Human Dimension. Large Marine Ecosystem Series 13. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam.
- Book: NRC. 2004. Improving the use of the ‘Best Scientific Information Available’ Standard in Fisheries Management. Committee on Defining Best Scientific Information Available for Fisheries Management (J. Sutinen, chair), National Reseasrch Council of the National Academies.
- Refereed Article: Agar, J. J. and J. G. Sutinen. 2004. Rebuilding Strategies for Multispecies Fisheries: A stylized bioeconomic model. Environmental and Resource Economics.
- Chapters in Book: Andersen, P, and J. G. Sutinen. 2003. Financing Fishery Management: Principles and Economic Implications, in W. Shrank, R. Arnason, R. Hannesson (eds.), The Cost of Fisheries Management: pp 45-63. Hants, England: Ashgate Publishing.
- Chapters in Book: Sutinen, J.G., and M. Soboil. 2003. 'The Performance of Fisheries Management Systems and the Ecosystem Challenge.' In M. Sinclair and G. Valdimarsson (ed.), Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem. Rome: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J.G. and R.J. Johnston. 2003. Angling Management Organizations: Integrating the Recreational Sector into Fishery Management. Marine Policy 27: 471-487 (November).
- Chapters in Book: Sutinen, J. G., and P. Andersen. 2003. Fisheries Management Costs: Findings and Challenges for Future Research, in W. Shrank, R. Arnason, R. Hannesson (eds.), The Cost of Fisheries Management: pp 279-284. Hants, England: Ashgate Publishing.
- Refereed Article: Holland, D. S ., and J. G. Sutinen . 2000. “Location Choice in New England Trawl Fisheries: Old Habits Die Hard,' Land Economics 79(1): 133-149.
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J. G . and H. F. Upton . 2000. 'Economic Perspectives on New England Fisheries Management,' Northeast Naturalist 7(4): 361-72.
- Other: Sutinen, J. G. 2000. A Framework for Monitoring and Assessing Socioeconomics and Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-158. Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA.
- Refereed Article: Holland, D. S . and J. G. Sutinen . 1999. “An Empirical Model of Fleet Dynamics in New England Trawl Fisheries.” Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 56:253-264.
- Refereed Article: Lee, S-G , and J. G. Sutinen . . 1999. “Large Marine Ecosystems, Socioeconomic and Governance: Implications for Korea,” Korean Observer Vol. XXX, No. 1: 9-58.
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J. G . 1999. 'What Works Well and Why: Evidence from Fishery Management Experiences in OECD Countries,' ICES Journal of Marine Science, 56: 1051-1058.
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J. G . and K. Kuperan . 1999. 'A Socioeconomic Theory of Regulatory Compliance in Fisheries,' International Journal of Social Economics 26(1/2/3):174-193.
- Refereed Article: Kuperan, K. , and J. G. Sutinen . 1998. 'Blue Water Crime: Legitimacy, Deterrence and Compliance in Fisheries,' Law and Society Review 32(2):309-338.
- Other: Sutinen, J. G. 1996. Recreational Entitlements: Integrating Recreational Fisheries into New Zealand’s Quota Management System. Ministry of Fisheries, Wellington, New Zealand (August).
- Other: Sutinen, J. G. 1996. Fisheries Compliance and Management: Assessing Performance. Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Canberra, ACT (August).
- Refereed Article: Johnston, R. and J.G. Sutinen . 1996. "Uncertain Biomass Shift and Collapse: Implications for Harvest Policy in the Fishery," Land Economics , (November).
- Refereed Article: Ward, J. and J.G. Sutinen . 1994. "Modeling Vessel Entry-Exit Behavior in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery," American Journal of Agricultural Economics ,
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J. 1993. "Recreational and Commercial Fisheries Allocation with Costly Enforcement," American Journal of Agricultural Economics , 75(5):1183-1187.
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J. G., A. Rieser, and J. R. Gauvin. 1990. "Measuring and Explaining Noncompliance in Federally Managed Fisheries," Ocean Development and International Law, 21:335-372.
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J. G . 1988. "Enforcement Economics and Southeast Asian Fisheries," Geo Journal.
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J. G. 1987. "Enforcement of the MFMCA: An Economist's Perspective," Marine Fisheries Review, 49(3):36-43.
- Refereed Article: Sutinen, J. G. and P. Andersen. 1985. "The Economics of Fisheries Law Enforcement." Land Economics, 61(4):387-397.