UW economics alumnus Alan Haynie, PhD '05, has been awarded a 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on professionals in these fields in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Dr. Haynie, a specialist in natural resource economics and fisheries management, has been an economist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) since 2004 in the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. His research focuses primarily on fisheries management in the North Pacific, where he considers how the various characteristics of fisheries - biological, managerial, economic, and environmental - impact the behavior of the people involved with those fisheries.
Dr. Haynie and other early-career researchers will be publicly recognized "for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach" at a ceremony in Washington D.C. this year.
Dr. Haynie is also an affiliate assistant professor in the Marine and Environmental Affairs department in the UW College of the Environment. Read the White House press release to learn more about the 2013 Presidential Early Career awardees and the various agencies that support their research.