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Contributors Nelson

Pete Nelson is the director of communications at RFF. He joined RFF in 1997 as a research associate and focused his work on environmental and transportation policy issues, including studies of land use, mass transit, telecommuting, urban sprawl, and costs of regulation. In 1991–1992, Nelson was a founder and editor-inchief of Greenwire, a major online environmental news service. Nathan Richardson, a resident scholar at RFF, is an attorney specializing in environmental law and economics. His research has examined environmental liability, environmental federalism, and the relationship among law, regulatory institutions, and policy design. He is also managing editor of RFF’s environmental policy and economics blog, Common Resources.

Richardson

Warren C. Robinson is professor emeritus of economics at Pennsylvania State University and has lived and worked for more than 20 years in the developing world.

Robinson

Siikamäki

Juha Siikamäki is an associate research director and fellow at RFF. His recent work has examined nature recreation in the United States, global options for preserving forest carbon and biodiversity, the potential for improving the cost-effectiveness of biodiversity conservation, valuation of ecological benefits from reduced air pollution, and households’ preferences for energy efficiency. Joseph E. Stiglitz is a university professor at Columbia University in New York and co-chair of Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was also awarded the 1979 John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. His most recent book is The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future.

Stiglitz

Roberton C. Williams III is a senior fellow and director of academic programs at RFF. He studies environmental and tax policy, with a particular focus on interactions between the two. In addition to his role at RFF, he is an associate professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Williams 4

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