Economics and Finance


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Dr Aaron Hatcher

  • Qualifications: PhD (Surrey) MScEcon (Surrey) MSc (Plymouth) BSc (Liverpool)
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer in Economics
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392848510
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  • Department: Economics and Finance
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


With a background in Marine Biology as well as Economics, I was previously Senior Research Fellow in the University’s Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach microeconomics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Particular teaching interests include Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.


My research interests focus on the sustainable management of natural resources, in particular capture fisheries, and the implications of regulatory non-compliance for management outcomes. I have published in journals such as Land Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Recent publications include:

Hatcher, A., and L. Nøstbakken. Quota setting and enforcement choice in a shared fishery.  Forthcoming in Environmental and Resource Economics.

Hatcher, A. (2014) Fishery share systems, ITQ markets and the distribution of rents. Natural Resource Modeling, 27(1): 151-162.

Hatcher, A. (2014) Implications of a discard ban in multispecies quota fisheries. Environmental and Resource Economics, 58(3): 463-472.

Hatcher,  A. (2012) Market power and compliance with output quotas. Resource and Energy Economics, 34(2): 255-269.


Research profile

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