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W. Bowman Cutter

Associate Professor of Economics; On leave for the 2021-2022 academic year
With Pomona Since: 2008
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Bowman Cutter is an environmental economist who works on water and urban environmental issues. He has written on the environmental and financial costs of urban building regulation-focusing on parking requirements. In addition, he has examined cost-effective ways to comply with water quality regulation and capture stormwater runoff.

    Cutter has worked extensively with local governments and non-profits on environmental policy. He is currently working on a book on climate change adaptation in urban areas.

    Research Interests

    • Political Economy of Environmental Regulation
    • Water Supply and Quality
    • Urban Land Use
    • Incentive-based Environmental Regulation

    Areas of Expertise

    ECONOMICS

    • Environmental Economics
    • Political Economy of Environmental Regulation
    • Water Supply and Quality
    • Urban Land Use
    • Incentive-based Environmental Regulation
  • Work

    Work

    Cutter, W. B., K. A. Baerenklau, A. DeWoody, R. Sharma, and J. G. Lee. 2008. “Costs and benefits of capturing urban runoff with competitive bidding for decentralized best management practices.” Water Resour. Res., 44, W09410, doi:10.1029/2007WR006343.

    Cutter, W.B., Pendleton, L., DeShazo, J.R. 2007. “Activities in Models of Recreation Demand.” Land Economics. 83(4), pp. 370-381.

    Cutter, W.B. 2007. “Valuing Groundwater Recharge in an Urban Context.” Land Economics. 83(2). pp 234-252.

    Cutter, W.B., DeShazo, J.R. 2007. “The Environmental Consequences of Decentralizing the Decision to Decentralize.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 53 (1): pp.32-53.

    Cutter, W.B., DeShazo, J.R. 2006. “Evaluating Reforms in the Implementation of Hazardous Waste Policies in California.” California Policy Options 2006. UCLA School of Public Affairs.

    Federman M. , Cutter W., , et. al. 1996. "What Does it Mean to be Poor in America?" Monthly Labor Review. Volume 119(5). pp. 3-17.

  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D.
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Master of Arts
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Bachelor of Arts
    Macalester College

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Applied Regression Analysis
    • Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Fellowship, 2000-2002.

    Technical Consultant, Alluvial Fan Flooding Task Force.

    Member, Los Angeles and San Gabriel’s Rivers Watershed Council Southern California Watershed Assessment Framework technical advisory committee.

    Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles and San Gabriel’s Rivers Watershed Council