Working Papers:

Frank, E.* and Oremus, K.L.* 2023.

Regulating Biological Resources: Lessons from Marine Fisheries in the United States 

(Revisions requested at The Review of Economic Studies)

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2023-63

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Dobson, J. L., Kahley, M. R., Birkenbach, A. M., and Oremus, K. L. 2023. 

Harassment and obstruction of observers in U.S. fisheries

Frontiers in Marine Science, 10.

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Oremus, K.L.*, E. Frank*, J. Jian Adelman, S. Cruz, J. Herndon, B. Sewell and L. Suatoni. 2023

Underfished or unwanted? Much blame cast upon fisheries policy may be misguided

Science, 380(6645) 585-588.

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Oremus, K.L., J. Bone, C. Costello, J. García Molinos, A. Lee, T. Mangin and J. Salzman. 2020. 

Governance challenges for tropical nations losing fish species due to climate change

Nature Sustainability, 3(4), 277-280.


Media coverage: University of Delaware press release, Anthropocene Magazine, New York Times

Oremus, K.L. 2019. 

Climate variability reduces employment in New England fisheries

PNAS, 116(52), 26444-26449.


Media coverage: University of Delaware press release,  Cape Cod Times, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Counter

Ramesh, N., J. Rising and K.L. Oremus. 2019. 

The small world of global marine fisheries: The cross-boundary consequences of larval dispersal

Science, 364(6446), 1192–1196.


Media coverage: University of Delaware press release,  BBC radio, UN Dispatch, Courthouse News Service, Europa Press, Mongabay, ScienceNews,

Meng, Kyle C., Kimberly L. Oremus and Steve Gaines. 2016.

New England Cod Collapse and the Climate

PLOS ONE, 11(7), e0158487. 

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Media coverage: Columbia press release, UCSB press release, Business Insider, Science Daily, Newswise, Eurasia Review

Oremus, Kimberly L., L. Suatoni, and B. Sewell. 2014. 

The requirement to rebuild US fish stocks: Is it working?

Marine Policy, 47, 71-56.


Brunner, R., F. Ali, C.C. Ambel, P. Aquino, K. Bautista, B. Bendandi, A. Karpati, K. Lai, J. Barbour-McKellar, M. Roos, N. Rudder, E. Soergel and N. Valencia. 2010. 

Back to its roots: REDD+ via the Copenhagen Accord

Reconsidering Development Journal, 1(1).


*denotes equal first-authorship