WASHINGTON—Resources for the Future (RFF) will welcome two new fellows—Marc Hafstead and Ariel Ortiz-Bobea—in the fall of 2013.
“Both Marc and Ariel bring unique talents to RFF,” said Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow Molly Macauley. “Marc’s quantitative research in modeling and assessing potential solutions to climate and energy policy challenges brings a new dimension to subjects that are at the forefront of current policy discussions, and Ariel’s expertise in the economics of agriculture and climate adaptation, as well as his international experience, will be an asset to RFF’s portfolio.”
Marc Hafstead is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Economic Policy Research, where he has been working on topics in macroeconomics, monetary economics, and environmental economics. He recently published research on cap-and-trade programs and carbon taxes. Marc has a BA in mathematical methods in the social sciences and economics from Northwestern University and a PhD in economics from Stanford.
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea joins RFF from the University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, where he has been working on climate change impacts and adaptation, agricultural economics, and applied and spatial econometrics. He will receive a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland this summer, and he also holds an MPA degree in international and development administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Previously, Ariel served as special assistant to the minister of the environment and natural resources in the Dominican Republic.