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Researchers and Staff

  • Senior Research Fellow

Burtraw, Dallas

Dallas Burtraw is the Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental regulation in the electricity sector. For two decades, he has worked on creating a more efficient and politically rational method for controlling air pollution. He also studies electricity restructuring, competition, and economic deregulation.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Fischer, Carolyn

Carolyn Fischer is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future and currently a Marie Skłodowska–Curie Fellow of the European Commission, visiting at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Venice, Italy. Her research focuses on policy mechanisms and modeling tools that cut across a variety of environmental and resource management issues.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Kroetz, Kailin

Kailin Kroetz’s research focuses on policy questions related to coupled natural-human systems in marine and terrestrial environments. Her areas of expertise include design and evaluation of fishery management policies, biodiversity conservation, and bioeconomic modeling.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Krupnick, Alan

Alan Krupnick is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future. His research focuses on analyzing environmental and energy issues, in particular, the benefits, costs, and design of pollution and energy policies, both in the United States and in developing countries, with an emphasis on China. 

  • Senior Research Fellow

Kuwayama, Yusuke

Yusuke Kuwayama's research focuses on the economics of environmental regulation, with an emphasis on water resources and ecosystems. His work seeks to understand how the interaction between economic and natural systems affects the efficiency of policy instruments to regulate environmental externalities.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Linn, Joshua

Josh Linn is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future. His research centers on the effect of environmental regulation and market incentives on technology, with particular focus on the electricity sector and markets for new vehicles.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Morgenstern, Richard D.

Richard Morgenstern's research focuses on the economic analysis of environmental issues with an emphasis on the costs, benefits, evaluation, and design of environmental policies, especially economic incentive measures. His analysis also focuses on climate change, including the design of cost-effective policies to reduce emissions in the United States and abroad.