Department

Economics and Finance

First Advisor

David Finnoff

Description

Growing up, fishing was huge in my family. Every spare weekend was spent on with fishing pole in hand, and the family rivalry between my father, my brother, and I still rages on. Yet, for a trio of avid Wyoming fishermen, we spent a disproportional amoun t of time on Montana waters, even though the costs of doing so were much higher. I now realize that the benefits available to us in Montana were much greater than in Wyoming because of the stream access laws. The goal of this project is to examine the de mand and supply functions for fishing, and a possible solution to increase fishing access in Wyoming as well as net benefits to society.

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Oral Presentation, History of Economic Thought

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Economic Implications of Increased Fishing Access in Wyoning

Growing up, fishing was huge in my family. Every spare weekend was spent on with fishing pole in hand, and the family rivalry between my father, my brother, and I still rages on. Yet, for a trio of avid Wyoming fishermen, we spent a disproportional amoun t of time on Montana waters, even though the costs of doing so were much higher. I now realize that the benefits available to us in Montana were much greater than in Wyoming because of the stream access laws. The goal of this project is to examine the de mand and supply functions for fishing, and a possible solution to increase fishing access in Wyoming as well as net benefits to society.