My name is Jonathan Sweeney. I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California Santa Cruz. I work on topics in management strategy evaluation, Bayesian methods, and decision analysis. Currently I study the swordfish, sardine, and albacore fisheries along the west coast of the US. My recent dissertation work has been on predicting the effects of policy changes on Hawaii's fishing industry.
Management Strategy Evaluation
Department of Economics
Saunders Hall 542
2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822
PhD Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2018
BA Biology, Reed College, 2008
Sweeney, J.R., Howitt, R.E., Chan, H., Pan, M., and P. Leung. 2017. How do fishery policies affect Hawaii's longline fishing industry? Calibrating a positive mathematical programming model. Natural Resource Modeling 00:e12127. PDF
Oberle, B., Ogle, K., Penagos Zuluaga, J.C., Sweeney, J.R., and A.E. Zanne. 2016. A Bayesian model for xylem vessel length accommodates subsampling and reveals skewed distributions in species that dominate seasonal habitats. Journal of Plant Hydraulics 3(e003).
Revell, L. J., Mahler, D.L., Sweeney, J.R., Sobotka, M., Fancher, V.E., and J.B. Losos. 2010. Nonlinear selection and the evolution of variances and covariances for continuous characters in an anole. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(2):407-421.
Sweeney, J.R. Balancing goods and bads: A Bayesian analysis of fishery regulatory decisions.
Sweeney, J.R., and T. Halliday. Estimating a dynamic structural model of fishers' labor supply.
Works in Progress:
Bayesian calibration of positive mathematical programming models.
How will expanding Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument impact local fishing communities in Hawaii? An application of positive mathematical programming
Fisher landing decisions: Evaluating the benefits of market entry coordination.
Sustainable Development (ECON 350) Fall 2016
Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 130) Fall 2013
Bayesian IV and Causal Inference
Gaussian Process Sea Turtle Forecast
Toy Decision Analysis
Global Fishing Watch Animation