Agricultural Economics Expert Daniel Sumner Affiliates with Cornerstone Research

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Professor at University of California, Davis, has depth of experience in matters related to agriculture, food, and international trade.

Daniel Sumner, Cornerstone Research and University of California, Davis

Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, announced today that Professor Daniel Sumner of the University of California, Davis, has affiliated with the firm. He is the Frank H. Buck Jr. Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and director of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.

“Daniel Sumner is an expert in national and international agricultural economics and policy,” said Cornerstone Research President and CEO Michael E. Burton. “His years of experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and at UC Davis make him eminently qualified to offer authoritative analyses in matters related to the agriculture industry.”

Professor Sumner’s research and writing focus on the consequences of farm and trade policy for agriculture and the economy. He has testified in numerous matters involving agricultural products, including cases related to antitrust, false advertising, class certification, and cross-border trade. He has experience as an expert witness in depositions and trials in state and federal courts in the United States, with regulatory agencies, and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and dispute settlement panels and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization.

As director of the UC Agricultural Issues Center, Professor Sumner oversees and conducts a university outreach program related to public issues concerning agriculture. Prior to his current positions, Professor Sumner was the assistant secretary for economics at the USDA, where he was involved in policy formulation and analysis on topics ranging from food and farm programs to trade, resources, and rural development. He has also served as a senior economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Professor Sumner is the author of more than 100 academic articles. He has coauthored and contributed to a number of books and has also written widely for industry outlets. Professor Sumner was named a distinguished fellow by the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) for career achievement, and has been honored by the AAEA for his agricultural policy contributions, quality of research contribution, and best journal articles.

About Cornerstone Research
Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for over 25 years. The firm has more than 500 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.
Please visit Cornerstone Research’s website for more information about the firm’s capabilities in economic and financial consulting and expert testimony.

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