This year, the UNU-FTP guest lecturer is Professor Gunnar Knapp, fisheries economist. He will be in Iceland for one week, give five lectures which are open to the public, and in addition meet with the fellows of the programme, collectively and individually.
Gunnar Knapp is Professor of Economics and Interim Director at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (USA), where he has worked since receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1981. Dr. Knapp has been studying fisheries markets, fisheries management and the world seafood industry for more than two decades. He is particularly well known for his research on world salmon markets and the world salmon industry. Dr. Knapp is closely engaged with the seafood industry and policy makers in Alaska. He is currently writing a book about The Economics of Fish, which is intended as an introduction to the insights provided by economics about fisheries, aquaculture and the seafood industry.
Monday 7 January, 9:00-10:00: The Twenty-Five Most Important Things to Understand about the Economics of Fish
Monday 7 January 15:30-16:30: The Economics of Fish Prices and the Seafood Value Chain
Tuesday 8 January, 15:30-16:30: Fisheries Performance Indicators
Wednesday 9 January, 9:00-10:00: Fisheries and Economic Development
These lectures are open to the public and will be held in the new lecture room on the first floor at the Marine Research Institute, Skulagata 4.