Economics

Misguided economic forces are the root of most environmental problems. That’s why EDF’s Office of Economics and Policy Analysis (OEPA) works to advance policies that make market forces work for – rather than against – the environment.

Our work is guided by two closely linked missions:

  • Program support: We work closely with all of EDF’s programs to ensure their work is based on sound economics and policy design.
  • Thought Leadership: Through research and analysis, we work to strengthen economics throughout EDF, as well as with lawmakers, policymakers and other stakeholders throughout the environmental community.

Our staff has deep expertise in climate and energy policy, though we also work on issues related to ecosystems and oceans.

The OEPA hosts regular seminars on key issues in domestic and international environmental policy as part of our Applied Environmental Economic Seminar forum.

Examples of OEPA’s recent work and publications can be found on this page. In addition to the projects the OEPA focuses on, economic approaches strengthen EDF’s work across all of our program areas.

Our environmental markets experts

Susanne Brooks Susanne Brooks Senior Manager, Office of Economic Policy and Analysis Areas of expertise: Climate change, energy, environmental markets Contact Susanne

Jonathan Camuzeaux Jonathan Camuzeaux Economic Policy Analyst Areas of expertise: Climate change, energy, environmental markets Contact Jonathan

Frank J. Convery Frank J. Convery Chief Economist Areas of expertise: Environmental markets, emissions trading, policy instruments, energy efficiency, water Contact Frank

Jennifer Couture Jennifer Couture Economic Policy Analyst Areas of expertise: Economic policy, climate change impacts, fisheries Contact Jennifer

Jeremy Proville Jeremy Proville Senior GIS Specialist & Economic Analyst Areas of expertise: Climate change, energy, environmental markets, land use, agriculture Contact Jeremy

Katherine Rittenhouse Katherine RittenhouseEconomic Analyst Areas of expertise:Climate change, energy, environmental markets Contact Katherine

Beia Spiller Beia Spiller, Ph.D Economist Areas of expertise: Climate change, energy, environmental markets, transportation, shale gas Contact Beia

Thomas Sterner Thomas Sterner, Ph.D Senior Contributing Economist Areas of expertise: Climate change, energy, environmental markets Contact Thomas

Gernot Wagner, Ph.D. Gernot Wagner, Ph.DLead Senior Economist Areas of expertise: Climate change, energy, environmental markets Contact Gernot

 

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Media contact

  • Sharyn Stein
    (202) 572-3396 (office)
    Contact

Economics resources

The Office of Economics and Policy Analysis is making an impact in EDF’s core areas.

Clean energy

Natural gas

Climate policy

Ecosystems