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25. A. Leibbrandt and Lynham, J. (forthcoming) “Does the Allocation of Property Rights Matter in the Commons?”, Journal of Environmental Economics & Management.

24. Halliday, T., Lynham, J., & de Paula, A. (forthcoming). “Vog: Using Volcanic Eruptions to Estimate the Health Costs of Particulates”, The Economic Journal.

23. A. Leibbrandt and Lynham, J. (forthcoming) “Does the paradox of plenty exist? Experimental evidence on the curse of resource abundance”, Experimental Economics.

22. Reniel B. Cabral, Christopher Costello, Michaela Clemence, Sonny Koeshendrajana, John Lynham, Umi Muawanah, Duto Nugroho, Zuzy Anna, Mira, Abdul Ghofar, Nimmi Zulbainarni, Steven D. Gaines (2018) “Rapid and lasting gains from solving illegal fishing”, Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2, 650–658.

  1. 21.A. Abatayo, K. Sherstyuk and J. Lynham (2018) “Facebook-to-Facebook: Online Communication and Economic Cooperation”, Applied Economics Letters, 25(11), 762-767.

20. J. Lynham (2017) “Identifying Peer Effects Using Gold Rushers”, Land Economics, 93(3), 527-548.

19. Lynham, J., Noy, I., & Page, J. (2017). “The 1960 Tsunami in Hawaii: Long Term Consequences of a Coastal Disaster”, World Development, 94, 106-118.

18. Lynham, J., Halpern, B. S., Blenckner, T., Essington, T., Estes, J., Hunsicker, M., Kappel, C., Salomon, A., Scarborough, C., Selkoe, K. A., and Stier, A. (2017). “Costly Participation Creates Institutional Inertia in Marine Ecosystems”, Marine Policy, 76, 122-129.

  1. 17.M. Barnes, J. Lynham, K. Kalberg and P. Leung (2016) “Social Networks and Environmental Outcomes”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(12), 6466–6471.

  2. Selected for the most influential papers on water in 2016 by the Australian Rivers Institute.

16. A. Abatayo and J. Lynham (2016), “Exogenous vs. Endogenous Regulation in the Commons”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 76, 51-66.

15. J. Lynham, K Nitta, T. Saijo and N. Tarui (2016), “Why Does Real-Time Information Reduce Energy Consumption?”, Energy Economics, 54, 173-181.

14. C. Jang and J. Lynham (2015), “Where do Social Preferences Come From?”, Economics Letters, 137, 25-28.

13. K.A. Selkoe, T. Blenckner, M.R. Caldwell, L. Crowder, A. Erickson, T. Essington, J. Estes, R. Fujita, B.S. Halpern, M. Hunsicker, C.V. Kappel, R.P. Kelly, J.N. Kittinger, P.S. Levin, J. Lynham, M. Mach, R. Martone, L. Mease, A. Salomon, J. Samhouri, C. Scarborough, A. Stier, C. White, and J. Zedler (2015), “Principles for Managing Marine Ecosystems Prone to Tipping Points”, Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 1(5):17.

12. M. Barnes-Mauthe, S. A. Gray, S. Arita, J. Lynham and P. Leung (2015), “What determines social capital in a social-ecological system? Insights from a network perspective”, Environmental Management, 55, 392-410.

11. J. Lynham and N. Tarui (2014), “Real-Time Information and Consumption: What Can Water Demand Programs Learn From Electricity Demand Programs?”, in K. Burnett, R. Howitt, J. A. Roumasset, C. A. Wada, Handbook of Water Economics and Institutions, 199-215, Routledge.

10. J. Lynham (2014), “Book Review: Economics of the Oceans: Rights, Rents and Resources”, Applied Economics Journal, 21(2), 1-4.

9. J. Lynham (2014), “How Have Catch Shares Been Allocated?”, Marine Policy, 44, 42-48.

  1. 8.R. Fujita, J. Lynham, F. Micheli, P. Feinberg, L. Bourillón, A. Sáenz-Arroyo and A. Markham  (2013), “Ecomarkets For Conservation And Sustainable Development in the Coastal Zone”, Biological Reviews, 88(2), 273-286.

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7. J. Lynham and I. Noy (2013), “Disaster in Paradise: A Preliminary Investigation of the Economic and Social Aftermaths of the Hilo Tsunami of 1960 and Hurricane Iniki of 1992”, in K. Pfeifer and N. Pfeifer (Eds.), Forces of Nature and Cultural Responses, 93-108, Springer.

6. N. Burger, G. Charness and J. Lynham (2011), “Field and Online Experiments on Self-Control” , Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 77(3), 393-404.

  1. 5.M. Smith, J. Lynham, J. Sanchirico and J. Wilson (2010),  “The political economy of marine reserves: Understanding the role of opportunity costs”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(43), 18300-18305.

  2. Selected for Faculty of 1000 Biology (

  1. 4.C. Costello, J. Lynham, S. Gaines and S. Lester (2010), “Economic Incentives and Global Fisheries Sustainability”, Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2, 229-318.

  2. This paper attempts to address some of the criticism we received in Fisheries 34(6).

  1. 3.N. Burger and J. Lynham (2010), “Betting on weight loss … and losing: personal gambles as commitment mechanisms”, Applied Economics Letters, 17(12), 1161-1166.

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2. J. Lynham, C. Costello, S. Gaines, R.Q. Grafton and J. Prince (2009), “Diverse Fisheries Require Diverse Solutions: Response”, Science, 323, 338-339.

  1. 1.C. Costello, S. Gaines and J. Lynham (2008), "Can Catch Shares Prevent Fisheries Collapse?" Science, 321, 1678-1681.

  2. This paper was reviewed by Geoffrey Heal and Wolfram Schlenker in Nature. It was also chosen by the editors of Nature as their favourite Economics paper published in 2008.

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  5. You can read some important criticism of this paper in an article in Fisheries 34(6).