Alumni-Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Suzi Kerr

Suzi Kerr

Ph.D. Economics 1995
Chief Economist at Environmental Defense Fund

Suzi Kerr was, until May 2019, a Senior Fellow, and from 1998 - 2009 Founding Director, at Motu Research in New Zealand. She...

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Shefali Khanna

HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow Alumni
Ph.D Student in Public Policy
Research Associate in Energy and Environmental Economics, Imperial College London

Shefali’s interests lie at the intersection of environmental policy and energy sector development in emerging economies, specifically on the impact of...

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Avinash Kishore

Ph.D. Public Policy 2012
Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Avinash Kishore joined IFPRI in September 2012 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow after completing his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.... Read more about Avinash Kishore

Carolyn Kousky

Carolyn Kousky

Ph.D. Public Policy 2008
Director of Policy Research and Engagement at University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Risk Center

Dr. Carolyn Kousky is Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where she...

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Jing Li

Ph.D. Economics 2017
William Barton Rogers Career Development Chair of Energy Economics at MIT

Jing Li holds the inaugural William Barton Rogers Career Development Chair of Energy Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. From 2017-2018, Jing...

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Cynthia Lin Lawell

Cynthia Lin Lawell

Ph.D. Economics 2006
Rob Dyson Sesquicentennial Chair in Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University

C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell is the Rob Dyson Sesquicentennial Chair in Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. Prior to Cornell University, she was 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.... Read more about Cynthia Lin Lawell

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Ruben Lubowski

Ph.D. Political Economy and Government 2002
Chief Natural Resource Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund
Ruben Lubowski, Ph.D., specializes in natural resource economics and climate policy. He oversees internal analytical efforts and works with external... Read more about Ruben Lubowski
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Robyn Meeks

Ph.D. Public Policy 2012
Assistant Professor at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
Robyn's research interests include water resource management; rural water supply and sanitation; and, more broadly, environmental and development economics.... Read more about Robyn Meeks
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Elizabeth Mettetal

Ph.D. Public Policy 2015
Associate/Economist, Abt Associates, Division of Health and the Environment

Elizabeth Mettetal received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2015, where she was a fellow in the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and served as the Head Teaching Fellow for Harvard's Fundamentals of Environmental Economics and Policy course.... Read more about Elizabeth Mettetal

Richard Newell

Richard Newell

Ph.D. Public Policy 1997
President and CEO of Resources for the Future

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research organization that improves...

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Pascal Noel

Ph.D. Economics 2017
Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Pascal’s research interests include optimal energy taxation, the design and impact of energy investment incentives, and pricing in transportation markets...

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Sheila Olmstead

Ph.D. Public Policy 2002
Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Sheila Olmstead’s research focuses on natural resource management and pollution control, with a particular emphasis on water resource economics, including... Read more about Sheila Olmstead