Academic Fellowships and Internships

As part of RFF’s commitment to academic excellence, RFF promotes research and policy analysis on environmental and natural resource issues by supporting work at colleges, universities, and other institutions around the world and by bringing researchers to RFF to help formulate new lines of inquiry.

RFF offers a variety of academic fellowships and internships:

2016–2017 Awardees

RFF has named four academic fellowship and internship awardees for the 2016–2017 academic year:

Walter O. Spofford, Jr. Memorial Internship Program

Zichao Yu, a PhD student in public policy and political science at Indiana University, worked with Zhongmin Wang and others at RFF researching electricity sector reform in China.

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Joshua Blonz, a PhD candidate in agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Berkeley, is studying the effects of time-varying electricity pricing and of energy efficiency upgrades for low-income households. 

T. Robert Fetter, a PhD candidate in environmental policy at Duke University, is conducting research on information disclosure regulations, toxic chemical use, and firm learning in the context of the fracking industry.

John V. Krutilla Research Stipend

Catherine Hausman, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, is using the stipend to support her research (in collaboration with RFF University Fellow Lucija Muehlenbachs of the University of Calgary) on how rate-of-return regulation of natural gas local distribution companies affects gas leaks and spending to abate those leaks.

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