Gordon Rausser

Gordon Rausser is currently the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor, University of California, Berkeley. He has taught economics and statistics at many prestigious universities, served as Dean of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California at Berkeley, twice served as chair of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Berkeley, and twice served as Chair of the Giannini Foundation. He has won 16 national awards and honors for teaching and research. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, an Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and was recently named Editor of the Annual Review of Resource Economics. While on leave from Berkeley, he was Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and subsequently the Chief Economist at the Agency for International Development in Washington D.C. He co-founded LECG, Inc. and the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Policy Reform, and served as Director of the former and President of the latter. He has served on the board of directors of numerous private companies, including four currently. He has been elected a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, American Statistical Association and American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Rausser is a frequent commentator on national radio and television, an active advisor on public policy issues to business and political leaders in many parts of the world.

207 Giannini Hall, MC 3310

University of California

Berkeley, California 94720-3310

Phone: 510-643-9942

Fax: 510-643-0287

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Agricultural, & Resource Economics Department
Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor