Dr. Gunnar Knapp

Guest Lecturer

Dr. Gunnar Knapp

United States

Short Bio

Gunnar Knapp is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (USA), where he has worked since receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1981. Dr. Knapp has been studying fisheries markets, fisheries management and the world seafood industry for more than two decades. He is particularly well known for his research on world salmon markets and the world salmon industry. Dr. Knapp is closely engaged with the seafood industry and policy makers in Alaska. He is currently writing a book about The Economics of Fish, which is intended as an introduction to the insights provided by economics about fisheries, aquaculture and the seafood industry.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 1981
  • B.A., Economics, Yale University, 1975