Richard Newell

Resources for the Future

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research institution that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. He has held senior government appointments as the Administrator of the US Energy Information Administration and as the Senior Economist for energy and environment on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Newell was previously the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at Duke and Director of its Energy Initiative and is now Adjunct Professor. He is a board member or advisor at the National Academy of Sciences, the National Petroleum Council, and several other institutions. He has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy and the environment, including issues surrounding climate change and energy innovation. Dr. Newell holds an MPA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a PhD from Harvard University.

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