Robert T. Deacon

Professor Emeritus

Contact Phone

(805) 893-3670

Office Location

North Hall 3040


Environmental and resource economics, public economics.

• Faculty in Economics

• Ph.D., University of Washington 


Natural resource economics, environmental economics, political economy. Since 2006 my research has focused on the use of property rights systems to manage fisheries and marine habitat protection. Other recent interests include examination of the effects that different political systems have on the use of natural resources, environmental quality and the provision of public goods.