Updated on 2022/05/25


Research Council (Research Organization), Comprehensive Research Organization
Job title
Researcher(Assistant Professor)

Concurrent Post

  • Faculty of Social Sciences   School of Social Sciences

  • Faculty of Political Science and Economics   School of Political Science and Economics


Specific Research

  • International Fisheries Access Agreements and Trade

    2017   McWhinnie Stephanie

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    The outcome of this project is a working paper "International Fisheries Access Agreements and Trade" which is currently under peer-review at an international journal. In this paper, we empirically examine, using a unique global panel dataset, why countries sign fisheries access agreements with each other and compare these to the characteristics of countries that choose the path of international trade. We show that access agreements and fish exports are driven by two key motives: a pattern of comparative advantage in fishing, which depends on fish stocks and fishing capacities; and gravity factors of economic size and distance. Our results suggest that most gravity factors work similarly for agreements and exports: larger countries that are closer to each other are more likely to sign access agreements or to trade. However, the pattern of advantage is determined differently: source countries with larger fishing capacity are more likely to export fish, while source countries with lower fishing capacity are more likely to sign agreements.