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David Sunding

Vice Chairman

Dr. David Sunding is the emeritus Thomas J. Graff Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches law and economics, industrial organization, and environmental economics in the College of Natural Resources and the School of Law. He twice served as chair of his department and cofounded the Berkeley Water Center and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) based at Stanford University.

Dr. Sunding is the vice chairman of Berkeley Research Group (BRG), based in the firm’s Boston and London offices. He has over twenty-five years of consulting and testifying experience, with particular expertise in antitrust and competition, product liability, and environmental economics. Further to his consulting efforts, he is responsible for strategic initiatives and practice development in BRG’s global disputes and investigations practices.

Dr. Sunding’s broad experience in expert testimony spans sectors such as chemicals; food and beverages; mining and metals; oil and gas; payment systems; telecommunications, media, and technology; and utilities.

Dr. Sunding has held high-level governmental posts including senior economist on President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers; and roles on panels for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and the National Academy of Sciences. He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions.

Employment History

Present Employment

University of California, Berkeley
Thomas J. Graff Professor Emeritus, 2020–present
Professor of the Graduate School, 2020–present

Prior Employment

University of California, Berkeley
Thomas J. Graff Professor, 2009–2020
Department Chair, Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2013–2019
Affiliated Faculty, Energy and Resources Group, 2013–2020
Founder and Director, Berkeley Water Center, 2005–2013
Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2002–2020
Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2000–2002
Director, Center for Sustainable Resource Development, 1997–2004
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1992–1996

The Brattle Group
President, 2020–2022
Member, Board of Directors, 2020–2022
Principal, 2011–2022
San Francisco, CA

Stanford University
Woods Institute of the Environment
Visiting Professor, 2010–2011

The White House
President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Senior Economist, 1996–1997

Boston College
Department of Economics and School of Law
Assistant Professor, 1989–1992

US Department of State
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1984

Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association

American Law and Economics Association

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Econometric Society

Areas of Expertise