Richard O. Zerbe, Jr. PhD

Richard O. Zerbe is a Professor of Public Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Washington. He specializes in benefit cost analysis, environmental economics, and the organization of industry.  He is co-author of the world’s best-selling textbook and reference on benefit-cost analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis in Theory and Practice (Harper Collins, 1994).  He is a member of the executive committee of the Western Economics Association and is editor of the Journal of Research in Law and Economics.  His extensive consulting and expert witness testimony experience includes serving as a consultant to the Regional Commission for Airline Affairs, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Regional Taxicab Association.

Professor Zerbe has taught at Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, and The University of Chicago.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University and was a Research Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago.