University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Applied Economics

K. William Easter

K. William EasterProfessor Emeritus

Phone: 612-626-4176 

337B Ruttan Hall
1994 Buford Avenue
St Paul, MN 55108

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1966.

Resource economics and development.

Recent research includes a study of water markets and the transaction costs of sectoral and intersectoral water exchanges, an economic analysis of agricultural pollution of groundwater, a study of the transaction costs of alternative methods for providing urban water supplies in developing countries, and an evaluation of the secondary economic impacts of interbasin water transfers.

During 1991-93 he worked with the World Bank and was senior author of their Water Resources Management Policy. Other published works include numerous articles in journals such as Water Resource Research, Water Resources Bulletin, American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Land Economics, and ten books on water resources management and research.



Areas of Expertise

Air & Water Pollution

Common Property Resources

Environmental Policy & Regulation

Farmland Drainage & Irrigation

Water Markets

Water Resources Management