David J. Walker
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Ph.D., Iowa State University
Areas of Expertise:
Erosion control, water quality, investment analysis, farm appraisal, conflict resolution, geographic information systems, farm management.
Natural Resource Economics, Public Policy, and Farm Finance/Management
Expertise and Programs:
Natural resource economics, project evaluation, rural appraisal, finance, farm management. Economic analysis of water quality and erosion control practices and policies including the costs of onsite erosion damage and offsite sediment damage. Integrated systems modeling using geographic information systems (GIS) for analyzing no point source pollution control in agricultural watersheds. Project evaluation using net present value, internal rates of return, benefit-cost analyses, and conflict resolution. Teaching related to farm management and natural resource economics.