Chris Anderson is a fisheries economist—the first in the UW School of Aquatics and Fisheries Sciences—who studies why people behave the way they do when they are trying to catch fish. He is most interested in how commercial harvesters respond to different forms of management, especially the effects of shifting to various forms of individual and community rights systems, and how those systems evolve in response to outcomes. He uses global data to associate features of management with socioeconomic outcomes, and within specific U.S. fisheries, he applies game theory, panel econometrics, and experimental economics to understand approaches to managing rights in multispecies fisheries, where harvest of some target species is limited by low or very low quota for jointly harvested target, bycatch or prohibited species. He is a member of North Pacific Fishery Management Council Scientific and Statistical Committee.