Director, WRC

Professor, School of Economic Sciences

Hulbert 203B, WSU Pullman, Pullman, WA 99164

(509) 335-8596

Jonathan Yoder is the Director of the State of Washington Water Research Center and a Professor of Economics in the WSU School of Economic Sciences at WSU Pullman. He has a BA in Biology, a MS in Applied Economics, and a PhD in Economics.  His research specializations include natural resource and environmental economics, focusing on policy design and impact analysis, law, and contracts. Dr. Yoder joined the Water Research Center in 2014, but has been involved in water-related economic research for about 15 years. He has contributed to research on water pricing, economic analysis of water law, water markets, economic aspects of large environmental systems modeling efforts, benefit-cost analysis of water projects and water recreation, water quality impacts of livestock waste, and more.  He is a Delegate of the National Institutes of Water Resources, is on the Board of Directors for the Universities Council on Water Resources, and is a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.