David Sunding  


Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

207 Giannini Hall

Phone    642-8229

Fax        643-8911

David Sunding is the Thomas J. Graff Professor in the College of

Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, where he is also the Co-Director of

the Berkeley Water Center. His research concerns environmental and

resource economics, regulation, technological change, applied

econometrics, risk and public finance. Prof. Sunding teaches courses

in natural resource economics, water resources, and law and economics.

For the 2010-2011 academic year, he is a Visiting Professor in the

Woods Institute of the Environment at Stanford University.

Prof. Sunding has won several important awards for his research,

including grants from the National Science Foundation, US

Environmental Protection Agency, the US Departments of the Interior

and Agriculture, the State of California, and private foundations. He

has served on panels of the National Research Council and the USEPA

Science Advisory Board. He has advised federal and state government

agencies on the development of policies and regulations in the area of

natural resources and the environment.

In addition to his position at Berkeley, Prof. Sunding is a principal

in the litigation practice of The Brattle Group, a global firm

providing consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and

regulation. He has served as an expert witness in a variety of matters

concerning environmental and resource issues, damages, valuation, cost

allocation and resource planning. He has also advised on transactions

and asset valuation in the utility and natural resource sectors.

Prof. Sunding earned his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1989. Prior to his

current position, he served as a senior economist at President

Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is a member of the American

Economic Association, the Association of Environmental and Resource

Economists, the Econometric Society, and the American Law and

Economics Association. An avid mountain biker, he lives in Marin

County with his wife and two children.



Hedonic Analysis with Locally Weighted Regression

On the Spatial Nature of the Groundwater Pumping Externality

Sustainable Management of Water Resources under Hydrologic Uncertainty

Estimating Business and Residential Water Supply Interruption Losses from Seismic Events