Jhih-Shyang Shih


Jhih-Shyang Shih is a fellow at RFF. He has extensive experience with modeling to study energy and environmental issues. Shih’s research interests lie in integrated system analysis of environmental and resource policy and decisionmaking. His recent research has focused on electric and thermal energy storage; sustainable infrastructure; industrial decarbonization; climate policy and air quality benefits; and integrated assessment of climate change, land use, and air and water quality. His articles have appeared in such publications as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Environmental Science and Technology, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Hazardous Materials, the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, the Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, the Journal of American Water Work Association, and the European Journal of Operational Research.

He has received fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Carnegie Mellon University. He was a recipient of the 2021 Environmental Science and Technology Best Paper Award (Policy Analysis Section, Second Joint Winner) and the 1998 AWWA Small Systems Division Best Paper Award.


  • PhD in system analysis and economics for public decision making, The Johns Hopkins University, 1991
  • MS in environmental engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, 1983
  • BS in environmental engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, 1981

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