Former HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell will be joining the faculty at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University on July 1, 2017 as the Rob Dyson Sesquicentennial Chair of Resource Economics.
Professor Lin Lawell received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2006. Her undergraduate thesis was awarded the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, and her Ph.D. dissertation received the International Society for New Institutional Economics Award for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation and the Harvard University Stone Fellow Award for Best Paper Written by a Doctoral Student in Environmental and Resource Policy.
Professor Lin Lawell is currently an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department and the Environmental Science and Policy Department at the University of California at Davis. Professor Lin Lawell is also the President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics Bay Area Chapter. She has served on the California State Controller’s Council of Economic Advisors and as the Fossil Fuels Tract Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Program of the UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.
Professor Lin Lawell has received numerous awards for her research, including the 2011 University of California at Davis Hellman Fellowship for promising young faculty who exhibit potential for great distinction in their research.
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