Fellowships and Internships
RFF offers a variety of professional internships and academic fellowships and internships.
Academic programs at RFF promote research and policy analysis in RFF's discipline fields by supporting work at colleges, universities, and other institutions, both in the United States and elsewhere, and by bringing researchers to RFF to contribute to projects underway and to the formulation of new lines of inquiry.
Academic Fellowships and Internships:
2015 - 2016 Awardees
Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship
Ujjayant Chakravorty, a professor in the Department of Economics at Tufts University, will visit RFF and work on a variety of energy topics, including modeling of world gas and coal markets to estimate how US policy affects Chinese emissions, comparisons of quantity versus proportional mandates for renewable energy (such as in the United States and the European Union), and the effects of electrification in the Philippines.
E. Somanathan, a professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, will visit RFF and work on estimating and predicting damages from climate change in the Indian agricultural and manufacturing sectors.
Walter O. Spofford Memorial Internship
Cheng Xu, a PhD student in economics at George Washington University, will spend the summer at RFF working with Fellow Zhongmin Wang on Chinese shale gas development and with Fellow Jhih-Shyang Shih on collecting energy data in China.
Joseph L. Fisher Dissertation Fellowships
Michelle Marcus, a PhD candidate in economics at Brown University, is studying the childhood health effects of local pollution (specifically, the effects of gasoline reformulation on childhood asthma and of leaking underground gasoline storage tanks on infant health).
Davide Cerruti, a PhD candidate in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland, is conducting research on air pollution and transportation.
Ashley Vissing, a PhD candidate in economics at Duke University, is focusing on competition, matching, and lease terms for shale gas leases.
John V. Krutilla Research Stipend
Patrick Bayer and Alexander Ovodenko, postdoctoral researchers and lecturers in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis, will use their stipend for work on the local politics and economics of shale gas development and regulation in the United States.