After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1986 with a Ph.D. in economics, Professor Negri served as a Research Economist on the staff of the Economic Research Service, USDA from 1986 to 1989. In 1990 he joined the faculty of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Professor Negri served two stints as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, from 1999 to 2003 and from 2008 to 2013.
Professor Negri’s courses include: Principles of Economics, Economic Statistics, The Economics of Sustainability, Environmental Economics, and Econometrics. His research interests include: common property resources, the economics of water and irrigation, and the impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture. He is currently studying the allocation of land and water on federally financed water supply districts.
- Negri, Donald H., Noel Gollehon and Marcel Aillery, "The Effects of Climate Variability on U.S. Irrigation Adoption,"Climatic Change,(69), pp. 299-323, April 2005.