About the Author
Feldsmarch is written by William D. Walker.
I am an economist and lawyer by training.1 Since the year 2000, I have worked in Wisconsin state government as a policy and budget analyst (advising three governors), senior policy advisor (working on land use, energy, and climate change), and agency budget director.
My career is the task of Feldsmarch: evaluating — and perhaps improving — agency programs using the tools of economics, law, and policy analysis.
I am currently employed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where I work on regulatory analysis, law & economics research, and economics education. I also serve as co-chair of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, a partnership between the DNR and the University of Wisconsin — Nelson Institute to minimize vulnerability to climate change.2
Ph.D., Environmental and Resource Economics, Michigan State University Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (merely “Agricultural Economics” when I was there).
J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School.
B.S. University of Wisconsin — Madison, College of Letters and Science. ↩