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RFF Announces Fellowship Awardees for 2011–12 Academic Year

Contact: Pete Nelson, 202-328-5191, 
WASHINGTON—Seven academic fellowships and special stipend awardees have been named by Resources for the Future to conduct environmental and energy research during the coming year. The awards, which provide stipends and program support for the recipients, are selected through a competitive process and are funded by special gifts to the RFF endowment. For more information about these programs, see the RFF Fellowships and Internships page.

Winners for the 2011–12 academic year are as follows:

Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowships

Jintao Xu, chair of the Department of Environmental Management, Peking University, will study China’s collective forest tenure reform.

Jared Carbone, professor of economics at the University of Calgary, will examine benefit–cost assessments of environmental policies related to human health outcomes.

James L. Smith, Cary M. Maguire Professor of Oil and Gas Management at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, will join RFF this fall to research various oil market issues, including the impact of financial trading on oil prices.

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

W. Reed Walker, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, will complete his dissertation on market and nonmarket valuation pertaining to the costs and benefits of environmental policy.

Michael Madowitz, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego, will finish his research on the fiscal effects of environmental taxation at the state level.

Alison Sexton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, will continue her research on the impacts of air-quality information on consumer health-risk avoidance behavior.

John V. Krutilla Research Stipend

Junjie Zhang, an assistant professor of environmental economics in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, will examine wind power development in China.

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