In a search for complementarities between economic growth and environmental quality, my research focuses on the development of analytical approaches to setting creative and enlightened public policy.–Dr. Gordon Rausser


Dr. Gordon Rausser is an internationally recognized economist who has combined active careers in academia, business, and public policy. He has received 16 major awards for original research and distinguished service. He also holds a U.S. patent, titled “Integrated Electronic Exchange of Structured Contracts with Dynamic Risk-Based Transaction Permissioning.”

Since 1986, Dr. Rausser has been the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. In an article published in 2010, Dr. Rausser describes his passion for resource economics.

“Why I Do Science” article in the College of Natural Resources Breakthroughs magazine, May 2010

Currently, Dr. Rausser also holds the position of Senior Consultant and Chairman of the Board of Directors at OnPoint Analytics, a company he co-founded in 2004 in Emeryville, California. As one of OnPoint’s highly regarded experts, Dr. Rausser performs statistical, economic, and financial analysis for a broad array of litigation and business matters.

Dr. Rausser has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He has held faculty positions in Economics and Statistics at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the University of Illinois, Iowa State University, Hebrew University, and UC Davis, as well as UC Berkeley.