Donald Wittman

Don Wittman is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He uses economics to explain a wide variety of subjects, including law (torts, contracts, takings, litigation, and the good Samaritan rule), democratic politics (candidates, voters, pressure groups, and legislatures), international relations (war, the size of nations, and arms control verification), purely economic topics (contests and mechanism design) and an assortment of unrelated topics (sports rules, theocracy, and family dynamics).

Professor Wittman was educated at University College, London, and the University of Michigan. He received his masters and PhD from UC Berkeley. He has taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and UC Santa Cruz, where he now teaches as a Distinguished Professor.

Economics, international relations

Steering Committee member, current