Richard J.
UC Davis
Distinguished Professor

Professor Sexton’s research focuses on markets and competition issues for California’s agricultural commodities. He has a long-time interest in cooperative organizations including for purposes of managing water resources. He is especially interested in organizations that will manage California’s groundwater resources under the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

UC Water Connection: 

Professor Sexton brings understanding of market processes and cooperative management organizations to the UC water team.


Richard J. Sexton is distinguished professor in the Agricultural & Resource Economics Department at UC Davis. He is also a Past President of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and a Fellow of the AAEA and a Distinguished Scholar of the Western Agricultural Economics Association. Sexton received his B.A. degree from St. Cloud State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota.