James L. Anderson

Director, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida
Professor, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida

James Anderson has published numerous articles on natural resource management, fisheries and aquaculture economics, markets and international trade. Recent work has focused on the development of new fisheries performance indicators, modeling fisheries and aquaculture sectors, seafood and food security, and evaluating how the growth of aquaculture and reforms in fisheries management are changing the global seafood sector in both developed and developing nations.

Prior to joining UF, James Anderson was the advisor for Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture and leader of the Global Program on Fisheries and Aquaculture at The World Bank. He has served as the editor the international journal of Marine Resource Economics (1999-2010).

He received his Ph.D. from University of California, Davis, M.S. from University of Arizona and B.S. from the College of William and Mary.