RFF Announces Three New University Fellows


June 17, 2015

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Press Release

Washington—Resources for the Future (RFF) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new University Fellows: Amy W. Ando from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Catherine L. Kling from Iowa State University; and Catherine Wolfram from the University of California, Berkeley.

RFF Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow Molly Macauley said: “The title of RFF University Fellow is an honor bestowed on leading scholars from around the world who excel in innovative research on the economics of natural and environmental resources. Dr. Ando, Dr. Kling, and Dr. Wolfram join 24 world-class scholars in RFF’s University Fellows Program. The new scholars announced today complement our commitment to objective analysis—often from an economics perspective—of many of today’s most pressing challenges in the field of the environment, energy, and natural resources.”

Meet the newest RFF University Fellows:

  • Amy W. Ando is a professor, the associate head of academic programs, and the director of graduate studies for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana. She is on the editorial board of Land Economics and Conservation Letters, among other academic journals and has served on the board of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She has provided expertise to institutions such as the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Her research focuses on species and habitat conservation, both improving conservation practice and understanding conservation behavior and effects.
  • Catherine L. Kling is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of economics at Iowa State University. She was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Since July 2013 she has served as the director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State, after having served many years as the division head of its Resource and Environmental Policy Division. In her work at CARD, Kling is undertaking research to examine how agricultural practices affect water quality, wildlife, soil carbon content, and greenhouse gases.
  • Catherine Wolfram is the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She also is a faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas as well as at the E2e Project. The Energy Institute at Haas brings together research and curricular programs on energy business, policy, and technology commercialization with the goal of bridging gaps between economic and scientific energy research and the marketplace. The E2e Project is a joint initiative of Berkley, MIT, and the University of Chicago made up of economists, engineers, and behavioral scientists focused on understanding the energy efficiency gap.

Learn more about RFF’s University Fellows Program.


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