David Anthoff

Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: David Anthoff is an environmental economist who studies climate change and environmental policy. He co-develops the integrated assessment model FUND that is used widely in academic research and in policy analysis. His research has appeared in Science, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and other academic journals. He contributed a background research paper to the Stern Review and has advised numerous organizations (including US EPA and the Canadian National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy) on the economics of climate change.


Contact: anthoff@berkeley.edu, Personal page



Alex Dolginow

Master's student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Alex Dolginow is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group studying appropriate design and conditions for ‘environmental markets,’ such as trading of carbon, water, and conserved land. Before joining ERG, Alex worked as a strategy consultant with California Environmental Associates, focusing on agriculture and climate, fisheries and aquaculture, and multi-funder collaborations. Before that, he served as program manager at a Sonoma County non-profit, where he focused on reducing emissions from dairies.


Contact: adolginow@berkeley.edu



Frank Errickson

Master/PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Frank grew up on the cen­tral New Jer­sey coast, com­plet­ing a B.A. in Polit­i­cal Sci­ence with a con­cen­tra­tion in Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­icy & Sus­tain­abil­ity from the Richard Stock­ton Col­lege. He went on to earn an M.A. from Colum­bia University’s Cli­mate and Soci­ety Pro­gram, focus­ing on atmos­pheric sci­ence and inter­na­tional eco­nomic devel­op­ment. Upon grad­u­a­tion Frank worked on climate-informed global flood pre­dic­tion mod­els at Colum­bia University’s Water Cen­ter and was part of a research team with the Clin­ton Health Access Ini­tia­tive work­ing on off-grid solar health clin­ics in sub-Saharan Africa. At ERG, he is inter­ested in inte­grated assess­ment mod­el­ing, and more fun­da­men­tally, the links between atmos­pheric sci­ence and sus­tain­able eco­nomic devel­op­ment for vul­ner­a­ble populations.


Contact: FrankErrickson@​berkeley.​edu



Stephen Jarvis

Master/PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: I grew up in Lan­caster in the north west of Eng­land. I moved to Lon­don to study eco­nom­ics at the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics and upon grad­u­at­ing I began work­ing at Ofgem, the UK energy reg­u­la­tor. I worked there as an econ­o­mist for almost three years and for most of that I lived in Glas­gow, Scot­land. I’ve also been involved in some aca­d­e­mic research that has recently been pub­lished. I love music although I’m not much of a musi­cian. Other inter­ests include cycling, movies (I love film noir) and dare I say even try­ing my hand in the kitchen.


Contact: LinkedIn



Eli Lazarus

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Eli is an Ecological Economist working toward the development of a metric combining the elements of sustainability, efficiency, and welfare as core values. He is interested in the potential of re-framing and quantifying value beyond the market mechanism in order to address the most profound problems we face as a species. Eli holds a Masters of Science in Energy and Resources and graduated summa cum laude in Economics from San Francisco State University. Eli worked for several years as a Research Scientist maintaining and developing the Ecological Footprint with the non-profit think tank, Global Footprint Network. He was the production and development lead on both a material-flow and multi region input output based model for the Ecological Footprint of all nations. Eli is from Australia and likes sailing.


Contact: lazarus.eli@berkeley.edu



Catherina Ledna

Master/PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Catherine received a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College, with a minor in Environmental Studies. Prior to coming to ERG, she worked on issues related to U.S. energy policy and integrated assessment modeling at the Joint Global Change Research Institute. At ERG, she is interested in using statistical techniques to explore the impacts of climate change and adaptation strategies, particularly in the agricultural sector. She is additionally interested in exploring methods of characterizing these impacts using integrated assessment models.


Contact: cledna@berkeley.edu



Michelle Levinson

MA/MPP student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Michelle is a concurrent degree student at the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Energy Resources Group. Prior to graduate school, she worked in political, legal, and regulatory advocacy at the Natural Resources Defense Council and NextGen Climate America. Michelle is currently interested in the financial impacts of climate change, but also likes to keep up with California’s climate and energy policies and is fascinated by models of economy-wide decarbonization. Michelle graduated from Brown University in 2011 and now lives in her hometown of Oakland, CA.


Contact: levinson@berkeley.edu



Niklas Lollo

Master/PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. I am in grad school due to a fascination with the idea of progress, from individuals carving out a meaningful life to countries directing resources and writing laws. Under that umbrella, my work has explored household consumption’s relationship to social relationships and environmental impacts, factory worker wages, the clothing industry’s self-regulation, product transparency, the social cost of carbon, and air pollution’s health impacts. My methods are varied, from data analysis to surveys and interviews, and from literature reviews to field experiments. I aim for real-world relevance through academic rigor, and I often work with partners outside academia. I have been funded by the National Science Foundation as well as grants from the Tides Foundation and C&A Foundation.


Contact: lollon@​berkeley.​edu



Lisa Rennels

Master/PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Lisa is interested in using computer science to explore issues related to the economic impacts of climate change. She has spent the past three years working at an environmental consulting firm called Industrial Economics Inc. where she leveraged data analysis, computer programming, and GIS to work on projects related to the economic affects of climate change, specifically those related to water resources, and assist policy-makers in planning paths forward. She has a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Environmental Studies, focused on environmental economics, and a Post-Baccalaureate Computer Science Minor from Tufts University.


Contact: lrennels@berkeley.edu



Esther Shears

MS/MPP student, Energy and Resources Group & Goldman School of Public Policy

Bio: Esther Shears is interested in integrated assessment models and the role of tropical forests and land cover in climate change mitigation. She also studies sustainable agroforestry and the environmental governance of global supply chains. Prior to beginning her graduate studies at UC Berkeley, she worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as a statistician in the Economic Analysis Group of the Antitrust Division, in Washington, D.C. Esther earned an honors Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Occidental College where she studied industrial organization and the connection between financial markets in emerging economies and the development of renewable energy sectors.


Contact: esther_shears@berkeley.edu



Cecilia Han Springer

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Cecilia is a MS/PhD student at ERG. Cecilia is particularly interested in the production and trade of energy-intensive commodities in Asia. She uses CGE models, econometrics, and qualitative methods to analyze energy policy in China. She is a research affiliate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group. Cecilia received her Sc.B. in environmental science from Brown University. For several years, she worked in Washington, DC on international climate, energy, and agricultural policy at Climate Advisers, a politics and policy firm. Before coming to ERG, she led a project on green commodity supply chains for Climate Advisers from Hong Kong, where she also studied her other passion, kung fu.


Contact: cecilia.​h.​springer@​berkeley.​edu, Twitter



Valeri Vasquez

Master/PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Valeri Vasquez is a master’s/PhD can­di­date inter­ested in sus­tain­able urban devel­op­ment and the rela­tion­ship between gov­er­nance and smart growth. She cur­rently serves as Coun­selor to the Co-Chair of the 2015 nego­ti­a­tions under the United Nations Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change. Valeri is a research scholar in the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory at Berke­ley, and received her under­grad­u­ate degree from the Col­lege of William and Mary.


Contact: vnvasquez@​berkeley.​edu

Former Members

Johannes Emmerling

Visiting Researcher, Energy and Resources Group (2014)

Johannes visited from FEEM.


Contact: johannes.emmerling@feem.it, Website



Wolfgang Habla

Visiting PhD student, Energy and Resources Group (2014)

Wolfgang visited from LMU Munich.


Contact: wolfgang.habla@economics.gu.se, Website



Kevin Kaushal

Visiting PhD student, Energy and Resources Group (2016-2017)

Kevin visited from the School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.


Contact: kevin@kaushal.no, Website



Giacomo Marangoni

Visiting PhD student, Energy and Resources Group (2015)

Giacomo visited from FEEM.


Contact: giacomo.marangoni@feem.it, Website



Gabriela Michalek

Visiting PhD student, Energy and Resources Group (2015)

Gabriela visited from the European University Viadrina, Germany and the Reims Management School, France.



Frances Moore

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2015-2016)


Contact: fmoore@ucdavis.edu, Website



James Rising

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy and Resources Group (2015-2017)

Contact: j.a.rising@lse.ac.uk, Website