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Roberton C. Williams III

University Fellow

Topics of Interest

Rob Williams studies both environmental policy and tax policy, with a particular focus on interactions between the two. In addition to his role at RFF, he is a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin; a visiting research scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Williams has served as a coeditor of both the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Williams is in RFF’s Energy and Climate Program.


PhD in economics, Stanford University, 1999
AB in economics, Harvard University, 1994

Recent Work

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