Keith is an assistant professor of marine resource economics in the School of Economics and School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. Keith received his B.A. in Economics from California State University, Chico and his Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State University. He specializes in environmental and natural resource economics. In particular, Keith is interested in rights-based fisheries management, cooperation in the commons, marine aquaculture, marine policy, and non-market valuation methods. He use microeconomics and applied econometric approaches to study how resource management decisions impact resource users and public preferences for resource policy and products, often collaborating with coastal and marine resource managers to better align his research with real-world policy questions.