Dr. David Sunding is the vice chairman and a managing director of BRG. He is a consultant and economist with over twenty-five years of experience, with particular expertise in antitrust and competition, product liability, and environmental regulation.

Dr. Sunding’s broad experience in expert testimony spans sectors such as agriculture, chemicals, construction, consumer finance, electricity, food and beverages, fishing, mining and metals, oil and gas, telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT), utilities, and water and wastewater.

Further to his consulting career, Dr. Sunding is a renowned academic. He is the Thomas J. Graff Professor Emeritus and a Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches law and economics, industrial organization, and environmental economics.

Dr. Sunding has held senior 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. He has published extensively on environmental, antitrust, product liability, and other law and economics topics.

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