Bryan is an Assistant Professor of environmental and natural resource economics in the School of Sustainability and a faculty affiliate in the Economics Department at Arizona State University. His research explores the efficiency and equity implications of different institutional responses to resource allocation problems, focusing on land, water, and other resources. He studies the historical context of policies that are crafted to solve resource challenges at a particular point in time and assess their long-run sustainability. Bryan is especially interested in the conditions under which property rights and markets perform better or worse than other policies for solving environmental management challenges. His research has appeared in leading economics and interdisciplinary journals including The Economic Journal, The Journal of Development Economics, Science, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Bryan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center and an External Affiliate of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Bryan's hobbies include fly fishing, hiking, and reading.