Michael A. Toman

Senior Fellow; Director, Earth Observation for Policy Initiative

Michael A. Toman (Mike) is a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, where he also was a staff member from 1981-2003. Prior to rejoining RFF, Mike served as a lead economist and research team manager in the World Bank Development Research Group. He also held senior analytical and management positions at RAND Corporation and the Inter-American Development Bank. Mike served as a Senior Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers from 1994-1996. His current research interests include climate change adaptation, international climate policy, energy and economic growth, and sustainable development. Mike has been an adjunct lecturer at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and the School of the Environment, University of California at Santa Barbara. Mike has a B.A. from Indiana University, a M.Sc. in applied mathematics from Brown University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Rochester.