Burkot, Tom (CDC)
Byrd, Jerald (Jerry)
Prokopec, Gonzalo Vazquez
Dr. Tracy Yandle
400 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Tracy Yandle was born and grew up in the Washington, DC area. So, with politics and policy in her blood, her research and teaching interests focus on the politics and policy problems surrounding environmental issues. After earning a BA in Government from Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) and an MES in Environmental Studies from Baylor University (Waco, TX), she returned to the Washington area where she worked for an environmental consulting firm supporting the Environmental Protection Agency's federal facilities enforcement programs. Tracy Yandle returned to academia to earn a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Political Science Department. She joined Emory University's Department of Environmental Studies in 2001, where her research and teaching focus on natural resource management policy. Tracy, her husband and son live in Atlanta with two cats.
- ENVS 220: Energy, Resources and Environmental Change
- ENVS 227: Environmental Policy
- ENVS 337: International Environmental Policy
- ENVS 390: Seminar in Environmental Studies
- ENVS 458: Fishers and Fisheries (with Dr. Lore Ruttan)
- ENVS 495/498/499: Individual Student Readings/Research (Selected list of projects below)
- "Incorporating Non-Commercial Interests into New Zealand's Fisheries Co-Management"
- "Dispute Resolution and the Environment"
- "A Comparative Analysis of Energy Use: Canada, Sweden, and the United States"
- "United States Environmental License Plates"
Tracy Yandle's research interests focus on the institutions used to govern natural resource use and environmental issues. Her primary research focuses on the social and institutional changes associated with the market-based regulatory approach and the co-management approach to resource management. New Zealand's individual tradable quota (ITQ) system and its evolution into a co-management system is my primary case. She argues that ITQs cannot be seen as a static policy tool, but as a vital institutional change that profoundly influences the regulated and regulatory community far beyond the original natural resource management goals.
In a broader perspective, Tracy examines the interaction of institutions and the environment from a more classical political science/public administration perspective. This primarily involves state-level research, such as a new collaboration with Dr. William Voorhees on the political and budgetary effect of environmental license plates. Earlier research in this area has examined state-level innovation in environmental management, focusing on the adoption of alternative dispute resolution. Tracy has also examined how institutions influence the quality of people's access to environmental resources - what might be broadly called environmental justice. She explored this topic by using both cross-national comparisons (of the former East and West Germanys); and by examining demographic change in communities surrounding hazardous waste landfills in Texas.
- Tracy Yandle. 2008. ““The Promise and Perils of Building a Co-Management Regime: An Institutional Assessment of New Zealand Fisheries Management 1999 – 2005. Marine Policy
- Tracy Yandle. 2007. “Understanding the Consequences of Property Rights Mis-Matches: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Marine Resources.” Ecology and Society
- Tracy Yandle. 2006. “The Challenger Scallop Enhancement Company: Collaborative Management of a Natural Resource Based in the Private Sector” Public Administration Review [PDF]
- Tracy Yandle. 2006. “Letter to Science: Property Rights and Ocean Governance” Science 314 ( 27 October 2006) 593-595 [Letter to Science PDF] [Science Supplement Table PDF]
- Tracy Yandle. 2006. “Sharing Natural Resource Management Responsibility: Examining Fisheries Co-Management from a Policy Network Perspective” Policy Sciences [PDF]
- Mark T. Imperial and Tracy Yandle. July 2005. “Taking Institutions Seriously: Using the IAD Framework to Analyze Fisheries Policy” Society and Natural Resources 18(6):493-509. [PDF]
- Tracy Yandle. 2003. "The Challenge of Building Successful Stakeholder Organizations: New Zealand's experience in Developing a Fisheries Co-Management Regime." Marine Policy, 27(2): 179-192. [PDF]
- Tracy Yandle and Christopher M. Dewees. 2003. "Privatizing the Commons
Twelve Years Later: Fishers' Experiences with New Zealand's Market-Based Fisheries Management." Chapter in Nives Dolsak and Elinor Ostrom (eds.) The Commons in the New Millennium. Boston: MIT Press.
- Tracy Yandle. 2000. "The Impact of Governing and Economic Institutions on Energy System: A Case Study of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic." Journal of Energy and Development. 24(1):17-37. [DOC]
- Rosemary O'Leary and Tracy Yandle. 2000. "Environmental Management at the Millennium: The Use of Environmental Dispute Resolution by State Governments." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 10(1):137-155. [PDF]
- Rosemary O'Leary, Tracy Yandle and Tamilyn Moore. 1999. "The State of the States in Environmental Dispute Resolution" Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution. 14(2):515-613.
- Tracy Yandle and Dudley Burton. 1996. "Re-examining Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and Hazardous Waste Landfill Siting in Metropolitan Texas." Social Science Quarterly 77(3):477-492.
- Tracy Yandle and Dudley Burton. 1996. "Methodological Approaches to Environmental Justice: a Rejoinder" Social Science Quarterly 77(3): 520-527
Student Research Opportunities
While research projects vary by semester, opportunities for students to participate in policy research are available in both the fisheries and state license projects. Students should contact Tracy Yandle in person or via e-mail. Class Links