Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1993, Washington State University
M.Sc. Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1987, Washington State University
B.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, 1977, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT
Teaching and research appointment.
My research focuses in two main areas: the efficient water allocation between competing uses, and production (agricultural) and environmental economics. Moreover, given the nature of my appointment, I frequently work on interdisciplinary projects with colleagues in other disciplines.
Das, Biswaranjan, David B. Willis and Ken Rainwater. “An Interdisciplinary Regional Groundwater Model: A Study of the Ogallala in the Texas High Plains”. Regional Science, Policy and Practice (in press).
Hasing, T, C.E. Carpio, D. Willis, O. Sydorovych, and M. Marra. “The Effect of Label Information on Pesticide Choice.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 41:2 (August 2012).
Willis, David B. and Jeff W. Johnson. “Groundwater Depletion in the Texas High Plains”. In “Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity”. Edited by Ronald Griffin. Resources for the Future. Washington, D. C., 2011 (September):178-200.
Das, Biswaranjan, David B. Willis and Jeff Johnson. “Effectiveness of Two Water Conservation Policies: An Integrated Modeling Approach”. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics,Vol. 42(4):695-710, November 2010.
Willis, David B., Joel R. Hamilton, M. Henry Robison, Norman K. Whittlesey, and John Draper. “Secondary Damages in Interstate Water Compact Litigation”. Natural Resources Journal, Vol. 48(3):679-696, Summer 2008.
Willis, David B. and Justin S. Baker. “A Coasian Approach to Efficient Water Allocation of a Transboundary River”. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vol. 40(2):473-484, August 2008.
Professional society activity:
American Agricultural Economics Association
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Western Agricultural Economics Association
ECON 319: Environmental Economics
AP EC 257: Natural Resources, Environment, and Economics
AP EC 809: Advanced Natural Resource Economics
AP EC 822: Public Policy Economics