Fischer, Carolyn
Senior Fellow
Phone +1 202-328-5012
E-mail fischer@rff.org
Web www.rff.org

Visiting address
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street
NW Washington, DC 20036
USA

Adress
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street
NW Washington, DC 20036
USA

Carolyn Fischer works primarily on policy mechanisms and modeling tools that cut across environmental issues, from allowance allocation in emissions trading schemes to wildlife management in Zimbabwe. In the areas of climate change and energy policy, she has published articles on designing cap-and-trade programs, fuel economy standards, renewable portfolio standards, energy efficiency programs, technology policies, the Clean Development Mechanism, and the evaluation of international climate policy commitments. A current focus of her research is the interplay between international trade and climate policy, options for avoiding carbon leakage, and the implications for energy-intensive, trade-exposed sectors. In areas of natural resources management, her research addresses issues of wildlife conservation, invasive species, and biotechnology, with particular emphasis on the opportunities and challenges posed by international trade.  

At RFF since 1997, Fischer has taught at Johns Hopkins University and was a staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and the editorial board of Resource and Energy Economics. She is also a fellow of the CESifo Research Network and a visiting professor at Gothenburg University.

Updated: 2013-02-13