Mr. Kofi Vondolia is a Research fellow at Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø. He obtained MSc degree in Development and Resource Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in June 2004, and completed his PhD at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg in Sweden in 2011. Prior to joining the PhD program Mr. Vondolia was a lecturer at University of Cape Coast where he taught several courses in economics. His research involves the application of qualitative and quantitative methods in analyzing natural resource management options in developing countries. His specific focus is on valuation of environmental resources and cultural heritages; development of bio-economic models and conducting economic experiments. His past researches have been published in international journals such as Tourism and Journal of Socio-Economics.