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



Frank Errickson

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



Will Gorman

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Will is a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and a researcher in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focuses on the economics of distributed energy resources, the integration of variable generation into the electric power system, and the impact of autonomous and electric vehicles on energy systems. Previously, he worked with the utilities practice at The Brattle Group, an economic consulting firm, where I focused on electricity market and retail rate design. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.A. in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.


Contact: will.gorman5@gmail.com, Twitter



Anaya Hall

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Anaya is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining ERG, Anaya attended the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University where she earned a Master of Science in Agriculture, Food and Environment and a Certificate in Water Systems. As an InFEWS and DS421 Fellow, she is interested in using quantitative spatial analysis to investigate multiscale dynamics of critical environmental and resource concerns at the nexus of agriculture, water and energy. At ERG she hopes to build on her interdisciplinary background, linking ecological and economic sciences to promote equitable, sustainable, and climate-resilient food systems. Anaya holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. She enjoys hiking, gardening and sharing meals with friends.


Contact: anayahall@berkeley.edu



Karina Snow French

Masters Student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: I am interested in studying environmental economics and climate change, specifically how to quantify the connection between climate impacts and social equity. My ultimate goal is to explore how this type of environmental economic analysis might enable the financing of U.S. public policy that reduces social vulnerabilities to climate change. Conceptually, there is consensus in the climate resilience field that social vulnerability plays a role in climate resilience, such that the degree of resilience in a community relies on systems of wealth, power, health access, education and political agency. I am interested in researching if this is the case, and how that resilience benefit can be measured and quantified within a community based on current climate change science.


Contact: ksfrench@berkeley.edu



Stephen Jarvis

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Stephen is a PhD student at the Energy & Resources Group and a Researcher at the Energy Institute at Haas. His research interests are centered on energy and environmental economics, with a focus on applied econometrics and machine learning methods. His current research includes work looking at the phase-out of nuclear power in Germany, innovation in the US wind sector and a study of the social costs of NIMBYism in renewable energy development. He came to Berkeley after three years working for Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics.


Contact: jarviss@berkeley.edu, GitHub



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

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



Niklas Lollo

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: I am a PhD student in the Energy & Resources Group, with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. I practice "engaged research": trying to ask and answer questions that matter to people, organizations, and policy. My PhD focuses on improving labor conditions in and environmental outcomes from clothing supply chains. I examine whether and how advances in transparency, traceability, and data-driven decision-making are effective. I'm also big into meditation and dancing.


Contact: lollon@​berkeley.​edu



Clayton Munnings

Masters Student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: I am part of the joint degree so that I can upgrade my pre-existing knowledge of climate policy and environmental economics through the MPP, while adding new knowledge of other  disciplines through the MS in Energy and Resources that bolster my effectiveness as an analyst for, advocate against, and advisor on climate change. I am topically interested in improving implementation of carbon pricing developing countries, governance frameworks for geoengineering, and reducing methane emissions from the natural gas sector. To these ends, additional coursework to bolster my pre-existing training in economics would be useful and to learn about climate modeling, data science, economic modeling, electricity systems, engineering, remote sensing, and technology.


Contact: clayton_munnings@berkeley.edu



Sangcheol Moon

Masters student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Sangcheol is interested in feedstock resources and materials loop modeling under the scenario of institutional regulation to support circular economy, Industrial ecology, green chemistry, and the design and implementation mechanisms of public policy and diffusion of technological innovation. She is also interested in firms’ sustainability decision making mechanisms to incorporate and influence environmental regulatory framework. Sangcheol intends to make meaningful contributions to lower the barriers that impede the implementation of green technologies and foster business driven innovation by designing new business models that support the economically efficient and ecologically effective use of resources. Prior to her MA, Sangcheol worked at LG Economic Research Institute in Seoul focusing on the chemicals industry and sustainable business management. She earned her B.S. and M.S. from Seoul National University. In her free time, Sangcheol loves playing with her kids, cooking, and listening to classical music.


Contact: sangcheol_moon@​berkeley.​edu



Lisa Rennels

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, and to support research and policy-making in this area. She currently works on software development of the Mimi package to support the construction and use of integrated assessment models, as well as uncertainty analysis and sensitivity analysis. Her Master’s project work focused on global sensitivity analysis as applied to integrated assessment models. She spent the three years previous to ERG 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

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Esther researches how climate change will impact the financial sector and how the private sector and regulatory agencies are responding to climate-related financial risks. She is interested in the assessment and valuation of these risks, as well as the extent to which pre-competitive collaboration among firms can advance sustainability and climate-conscious efforts. Esther recently completed a concurrent MS-MPP program within ERG and the Goldman School of Public Policy, for which she examined how the commercialization of Landsat’s satellite imagery impacted the progress of academic research worldwide. 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. Esther holds an honors BA 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



Elif Tasar

Masters/PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Elif is interested in the economics of nuclear power, air pollution from electricity generation, and decarbonization of the transport sector. She holds a BS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and an MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics, where she studied as a Fulbright fellow.


Contact: elif_tasar@berkeley.edu



Valeri Vasquez

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio:Valeri Vasquez is a PhD student with the Energy and Resources Group, a Moore/Sloan Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and a former research scholar in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. Valeri’s research interests include the use of computational models to examine the environmental drivers and economic impacts of infectious diseases. She is currently studying questions relevant to the use of gene drive systems for malarial control. Prior to graduate school, Valeri focused on international and domestic climate change issues at the U.S. Department of State, the Center for American Progress, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. She holds an MS from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from the College of William and Mary.


Contact: vnvasquez@​berkeley.​edu



Cody Warner

Masters/PhD student, Energy and Resources Group

Bio: Cody is an MA student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. Cody's primary motivation is to minimize emissions in the electricity sector that harm our society and environment. As a research assistant with the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Cody also studies the impact of variable renewable energy on electricity markets. Most recently, he modeled the future of retail electricity pricing in the context of high penetration levels of variable renewable energy. Prior to his graduate work, Cody was a Senior Research Analyst at The Brattle Group in San Francisco. In one of his projects at Brattle, Cody built econometric models that detected elevated rates of birth abnormalities and cancer incidence rates in areas exposed to PFC contamination. The State of Minnesota v. 3M Co resulted in a $850m settlement, the largest environmental lawsuit in the history of Minnesota. Cody earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Environmental Policy from Northwestern University.


Contact: codywarner@​berkeley.​edu

Former Members



Leonie Wenz

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2018-2019)


Contact: leonie.wenz@​berkeley.​edu, Personal page



Cecilia Han Springer

PhD student, Energy and Resources Group (2014-2019)


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



Michelle Levinson

MA/MPP student, Energy and Resources Group (2016-2019)


Contact: levinson@berkeley.edu



Hélène Benveniste

Visiting PhD student, Energy and Resources Group (2018)

Bio: Hélène visited from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.


Contact: helene.benveniste@princeton.edu



Alex Dolginow

Master's student, Energy and Resources Group (2016-2018)


Contact: adolginow@berkeley.edu

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