Richard Howitt, PhD
Founding Partner /
Sr. Principal Economist

Richard is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and faculty member in the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California at Davis. Richard co-founded ERA in 2013, and brings more than four decades of experience in agricultural, resource, and environmental economics. He has worked with many clients on a diverse range of water and agriculture projects, for litigation and policy analysis. He is a leading expert on the economics of irrigated agriculture and resource policy evaluation. He previously served on advisory boards for the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Academy of Sciences. Richard has provided litigation support for numerous cases including three inter-state water rights disputes, of which two cases resulted in testimony before Special Masters of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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