David F. Layton joined the Evans School faculty in 2001. He teaches courses in economics, econometrics, and statistics.
Layton's research lies at the interface of applied econometrics, applied microeconomics, and environmental policy. He has published on a wide range of topics including economics and the evolution of antibiotic resistance, discounting and climate change, spatial location choice, costs due to electrical power outages, conservation of rhinos, payments for environmental service programs, and stated preference valuation methods. His research has been published in journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association in addition to several others.
He previously served on the faculty at the University of California, Davis in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.
Layton holds a Ph.D. and MA in economics from the University of Washington, and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia.