Richard Howitt is an adjunct fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center
, professor emeritus of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Davis, and a principal at ERA Economics. He has published widely on agricultural and environmental resource allocation, with special emphasis on agricultural land use, water markets, and the application of optimization models to resource allocation questions. In addition to serving as a reviewer for seven scholarly journals, he is a member of the Western Agricultural Economics Association of Environmental and Resource Economics and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences’ Delta Solutions Group. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Davis.