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Sara Sutherland

Sara Sutherland is a PERC senior research fellow, director of the PERC Graduate Fellowship program, and a lecturer in agricultural and resource economics at the University of California Davis. Previously, she worked as a faculty member at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and as a faculty affiliate at the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy at NC State. Her research focuses on the political economy of fisheries, water management, and public lands. In recent years, she has examined property rights to fish in Alaska, the history and political economy of the National Park service, and ecosystem service valuation in North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in economics and a Ph.D. in environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara.