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 Distinguished Professor for Sustainable Development in the WSU School of Economic Sciences at WSU Pullman (see his professional page here).   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 has a BA in Biology, a MS in Applied Economics, and a PhD in Economics.

Dr. Yoder has been President of the  Universities Council on Water Resources,  is a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institutes of Water Resources, is a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and has served in numerous other editorial and service positions.