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:
2013 -2014 Awardees
Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship
Daniel Shawhan, Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will join RFF during the 2013-14 academic year, and will work to develop and implement improved models of the US power grid.
Walter O. Spofford Memorial Internship
Xu Liu, MESc student, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will work on research with Zhongmin Wang on online retail of green products in China and with Joshua Linn and Anthony Liu on the Beijing car registration lottery and what it says about the demand for automobiles in China.
Joseph L. Fisher Dissertation Fellowships
Adrian Lopes, Cornell University (Applied Economics and Management), for dissertation research on poaching and species protection, with an application to elephants in southern Africa.
Lala Ma, Duke University (Economics), for dissertation esearch on improving estimates of the value of brownfields cleanup, by taking into account how much information households have about the site and anticipated future clean-up.
Erica Myers, University of California, Berkeley (Agricultural and Resource Economics), for dissertation research on the “energy efficiency gap”: looking at asymmetric information between landlords and tenants and between home buyers and sellers as possible sources of an efficiency gap.
Ashwin Rode, University of California, Santa Barbara (Economics), for dissertation research on lobbying and permit allocations in the EU Emissions Trading System, and on institutions and the resource curse.
Richard Sweeney, Harvard University (Kennedy School), for dissertation research on effects of environmental regulations (reformulated gasoline rules) in the oil refining industry, testing the Porter Hypothesis and looking at dynamic firm decision-making.
John V. Krutilla Research Stipend
Derek Lemoine, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, will use this stipend to support work to update and improve the damage functions used in integrated assessment modeling of climate change policy.