Guillermo ("Ta") Herrera came to Bowdoin in July 2000. En route, he received his A.B. in Biology (with emphases on sociobiology and population dynamics) from Harvard College, followed by two years working in a human cancer genetics lab. He then attended the University of Washington, receiving a M.S. in Quantitative Ecology & Resource Management followed by an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics.
Professor Herrera teaches microeconomics at both the introductory and intermediate levels, as well as environmental and natural resource economics – these latter courses cross-listed with Environmental Studies. He has supervised many independent study and honors students in their research of matters related to environmental regulation, renewable energy, and natural resource use.
A reformed competitive cyclist, Professor Herrera is faculty advisor to the Bowdoin Cycling Club and, on a good day, can keep up with most of them. He lives in Brunswick with his wife Jerry, their sons Oscar and Nico, and their boxer Phinney. The family enjoys traveling together, as well as cycling, skiing, fishing, and exploring the wilds of Maine.
- Herrera, G.E., Evans, K.S., and L.Y. Lewis, 2017. Aligning economic and ecological priorities: conflicts, complementarities, and regulatory frictions. Forthcoming, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.
- Herrera, G.E., H.V. Moeller, and M.G. Neubert, 2016. High-seas fish wars generate marine reserves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 113(14):3767-3772.
- Moberg, E., E. Shyu, G.E. Herrera, S. Lenhart, Y. Lou, and M.G. Neubert, 2015. On the bioeconomics of reserves when dispersal evolves. Natural Resource Modeling 28(4):456-474.
- Ryan, R.W., D.S. Holland and G.E. Herrera, 2014. Ecosystem Externalities in Fisheries. Marine Resource Economics 29(1):39-53.
- Holland, D. and G.E. Herrera, 2012. The impact of age structure, uncertainty, and asymmetric spatial dynamics on regulatory performance in a fishery metapopulation. Ecological Economics 77:207-218.
- Ryan, R., D. Holland, and G.E. Herrera, 2010. Bioeconomic equilibrium in a bait-constrained fishery. Marine Resource Economics 25(3):281-93.
- Holland, D. and G.E. Herrera, 2010. The benefits and risks of increased spatial resolution in management of fishery metapopulations under uncertainty. Natural Resource Modeling 23(4):494-502.
- Holland, D. and G.E. Herrera, 2009. Uncertainty in the management of fisheries: contradictory implications and a new approach. Marine Resource Economics 24(3):289-299.
- Herrera, G.E. and S. Lenhart, 2009. Spatial optimal control of renewable resource stocks. In Spatial Ecology, ed. S. Cantrell., C. Cosner, and S. Ruan, pp. 343-358. CRC/Chapman-Hall.
- PhD, Economics, University of Washington
- MA, Economics, University of Washington
- MS, Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management, University of Washington
- AB, Biology, Harvard University