David J. Eaton

LBJ School faculty member David J. Eaton

Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor of Natural Resource Policy Studies

Education:
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Geography, The Johns Hopkins University, 1977
M. of Public Works, The University of Pittsburgh, 1972
M.Sc. in Environmental Health, The University of Pittsburgh, 1972
A.B. in Biology, Oberlin College, 1971
Teaching Areas:
Finance
Management and Leadership (including Nonprofits)
Environmental and Energy Policy

David J. Eaton received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering and geography from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches courses on systems analysis, environmental and energy policy and nonprofit management at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He has lectured in 20 countries and conducted field research in 15 nations. Dr. Eaton has written about rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs and prevention of pollution. Among his publications are the NAFTA Handbook for Water Resource Managers and Engineers, "Emergency Medical Services in Travis County, Texas" and "The Impacts of Trade Agreements on State Provincial Laws."

Dr. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas. The Texas Department of Insurance used research on tort reform directed by Eaton as evidence to justify rebates of more than $1.3 billion for liability insurance in Texas from 1997 to 1999.

Courses Taught
Spring 2023 - 60340 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2023 - 60097 - PA 682GB - Policy Research Project
Summer 2022 - 89085 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Summer 2022 - 89090 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Spring 2022 - 59224 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2022 - 59225 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2022 - 59284 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2022 - 60624 - PA 325 - Topics in Policy
Fall 2022 - 60850 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Summer 1 2021 - 89349 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Spring 2021 - 60689 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2021 - 60753 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Fall 2021 - 60850 - PA 381E - Strategic Communications
Fall 2021 - 61015 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Summer 2 2020 - 87479 - PA F388L - Advanced Topics in Management
JANMESTER: Spring 2020 - 58335 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2020 - 58200 - PA 680PB - Policy Research Project
Fall 2020 - 59034 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2020 - 59100 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Summer 2 2019 - 88610 - PA S388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Spring 2019 - 59910 - PA 680PB - Policy Research Project
Spring 2019 - 59935 - PA 682GB - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues
Fall 2019 - 59350 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Fall 2019 - 59100 - PA 680PA - Policy Research Project
Summer 2018 - 89485 - PA s388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Spring 2018 - 60552 - PA 325 – Topics in Policy
Spring 2018 - 60615 - PA 682GB – Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues
Spring 2018 - 60831 - PA 388K – Topics in Policy
Fall 2018 - 60530 - PA 680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2018 - 60620 - PA 682GA - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues
Spring 2017 - 61417 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2017 - 61465 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2017 - 61488 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Fall 2017 - 60710 - PA 381E - Strategic Communications
Fall 2017 - 60757 - PA 682GA – Policy Research Project
Spring 2016 - 60251 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2016 - 60395 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Fall 2016 - 60505 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2016 - 60720 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Summer 1 2015 - 91805 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management
Spring 2015 - 60970 - PA680PB - Policy Research Project
Fall 2015 - 59909 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2015 - 59955 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2014 - 63300 - PA680PB - Policy Research Project
Spring 2014 - 63305 - PA680PB - Policy Research Project
Spring 2014 - 63490 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2014 - 62416 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2014 - 62590 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2014 - 62635 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2013 - 62635 - PA680PB - Policy Research Project
Spring 2013 - 62790 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2013 - 63429 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2013 - 63430 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2013 - 63555 - PA188G - Topics in Global Policy Studies
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