Hossein Ayouqi

PhD Candidate

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  • BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
  • MA, Environmental Economics, Allameh Tabatabai University
  • MSc, Agricultural Economics, University of British Columbia


I received my Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2006 from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I then made a decision to change my academic life by becoming an economist and I got my Master degree in Environmental Economics in 2010 from Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran. In 2013, I graduated with a Master degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I then started my PhD, at Simon Fraser University, with a research focus on the economic analysis of Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA). This is how my academic journey started in the sky and ended up in the marine!

My research goal is to perform a comparative economic analysis of IMTA and conventional net pen salmon aquaculture. For this purpose, I uses a bioeconomic modelling approach in which economic, biophysical and ecological analyses are integrated in order to develop appropriate decision support tools that address trade-offs between natural processes and economic systems.