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David Zetland

Assistant Professor

D.J. Zetland
+31 70 800 9312

Extension number: 8712


David Zetland is an Assistant Professor at Leiden University College The Hague, where he teaches various classes on economics. He received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC

Davis in 2008 (Dissertation: Conflict and Cooperation inside a Public Corportation: a Case Study of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California). He was a S.v. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy at UC Berkeley (2008-2010), a Senior Water Economist at Wageningen University (2011-2013), an Instructor at Simon Fraser University (Spring 2014), and a Visiting Fellow at KAPSARC in Riyadh (May 2014). He blogs on water, economics and politics at aquanomics.com, has two books ( The End of Abundance: economic solutions to water scarcity and Living with Water Scarcity), gives many talks to public, professional and academic audiences, and writes for popular and academic outlets. David lives in Amsterdam.

Academic Expertise:

  • Environmental economics
  • Political economy
  • Common pool resources
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development


  • Foundation of common pool resource challenges
  • The world of entrepreneurs
  • Microeconomics
  • Growth and development economics
  • Environmental economics

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.37


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