Nafisa Lohawala


Nafisa Lohawala is a fellow associated with Resources for the Future's Transportation Program. Before joining RFF, she earned a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan. Before that, she received a BS-MS Dual Degree in Economics with a minor in Computer Science and Engineering (Algorithms) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Until recently, she was a pre-doctoral fellow in energy economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Nafisa's research lies at the intersection of industrial organization, energy economics, and public finance. Her dissertation studied the role of government policies on environmental and safety externalities generated by the transportation sector, focusing on light-duty vehicles in the United States. Her research at RFF will concentrate on transportation-related issues, including decarbonization strategies for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.