The University of California, Berkeley, recently hosted a Festschrift to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Gordon C. Rausser, Chairman and co-founder of OnPoint Analytics. The speakers on the two-day symposium included luminaries in a variety of fields ranging from economics, law, international studies, public policy, and global poverty and development. Specific panel topics focused on “Governance Structures and Agriculture’s Role in Economic Development,” “Big Data Analytics and Continuous Remote Sensing,” “Public Policy and Market Reforms in Transition Economics,” and more (click here for more details). The Festschrift also included a reception at the University House to Dr. Rausser’s colleagues, friends and family, hosted by UC Berkeley chancellor, Carol Christ.
Dr. Rausser is the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor at UC Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics in the College of Natural Resources. He is a preeminent agricultural and resource economist whose contributions in academia, government service, business, and public policy are exceptional for their impact around the world. Dr. Rausser also has extensive litigation experience and has given deposition and trial testimony in hundreds of cases, including high profile antitrust, intellectual property and market manipulation cases. To learn more about Dr. Rausser, click here.