Beia Spiller

Fellow; Director, Transportation Program

Beia Spiller is a fellow and the director for RFF's Transportation Program. Prior to joining RFF, she was Lead Senior Economist at Environmental Defense Fund, where she worked for almost a decade. She is also a Board member for the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Spiller is an energy economist, with experience working on electricity and transportation issues. During her time at EDF, she participated in many electric utility proceedings in NY and CA, with a goal of ushering in a cleaner, more efficient and equitable energy system. She also has many years of experience working in the transportation sector. Her more recent efforts have focused around electric vehicles and environmental justice, exploring some of the most pressing issues around electric car, truck and bus adoption. Her publications range across the energy space, with a large focus on identifying environmental, community and health impacts of renewable energy resources and energy policies. During her free time, she loves riding her e-bike, hiking and rock climbing, making art, and baking gluten free treats.


  • PhD in Economics from Duke University
  • Masters in Public Policy from Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Argentina)
  • BS in Environmental Policy from University of California, San Diego

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