Aaron Bergman Becomes Resources for the Future’s Newest Fellow

Bergman, who previously led the US Energy Information Administration’s macroeconomic and emissions modeling team, will tackle complex climate and energy issues at Resources for the Future.


June 29, 2022

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Resources for the Future (RFF) is pleased to announce that economist Aaron Bergman has joined the organization as a fellow. Bergman, who comes to RFF from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), will be expanding RFF’s work at the intersection of policy research, economics, and climate change.

“I'm tremendously excited to be joining RFF,” Bergman said. “During my career, I have worked with and often consumed work done by the research team here; I am continually impressed with the caliber of the analyses that RFF puts out. I'm honored to be part of this organization that has been so important for informing energy and environmental policy.”

At RFF, Bergman will use his expertise to contribute to the organization’s modeling work, its Industry and Fuels Program, and other topic areas.

Before joining RFF, Bergman led EIA’s modeling and analysis capabilities for macroeconomics and greenhouse gas emissions. In this role, he worked to improve the administration’s modeling capabilities and helped manage the release of key EIA publications such as its Annual Energy Outlook and International Energy Outlook. Prior to his time at EIA, Bergman worked at the US Department of Energy as a senior policy analyst for almost a decade, where he led interdisciplinary teams that analyzed the emissions implications of various federal policies. He also served as the Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change at the Council on Environmental Quality under President Barack Obama.

"It’s an honor to have Aaron join our team,” Billy Pizer, RFF’s Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement, said. “He has a hard-to-beat reputation as a top mind in the climate policy space. His experience working on environment and energy issues in the DC policy sphere will be invaluable, and his leadership and can-do attitude will take RFF to the next level. We’re glad to have him.”

You can read more about Bergman and his work on his profile page.

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Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. Its mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. RFF is committed to being the most widely trusted source of research insights and policy solutions leading to a healthy environment and a thriving economy.

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