PROF. FRANK ASCHE

Department of Industrial Economics
University of Stavanger, Norway

Frank Asche was educated at the University of Bergen (BA, MA) and received his PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.  He has been a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia, the University of Rhode Island, and Duke University (as a Fulbright Scholar), and a member of the science advisory board for the Worldfish Centre. He is president of the International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management and associate editor for Marine Resource Economics. Professor Asche’s research interests focus on aquaculture and seafood markets, but he has also been doing work in fisheries management and energy economics. Recent research topics include international trade with seafood and the organization of the seafood supply chain as well as the impact of productivity development on aquaculture and seafood markets. Professor Asche has published numerous articles in international journals in economics as well as leading multi-disciplinary journals like Scienceand PLoS One. He edited the book Primary Industries facing Global Markets in 2007, and has co-authored the book The Economics of Aquaculture with Trond Bjørndal (Blackwell, 2011).  He has also written a number of popular scientific articles, undertaken a number of research projects in Norway as well as for international organizations like the FAO, OECD, the Worldbank and WTO, and served on the drafting committee of the current law of the management of marine resources in Norway.