William A. Pizer
Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement
Billy Pizer is Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement at RFF. From 2008 to 2011, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the US Department of the Treasury, where he oversaw Treasury’s role in the United States' global environment and energy agenda. He is a research professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he was previously the Susan B. King Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. Prior to his time at the US Treasury and Duke University, he was a researcher at RFF for more than a decade.
Pizer has written more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, books, and articles, focused on the economics of climate change, and holds a PhD and MA in economics from Harvard University and a BS in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a member of the NASEM Committee on Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
- PhD, MA in economics, Harvard University, 1996
- BS in physics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990