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Joseph Crump of Houston Texas wished to support the most promising minds in energy and environmental research.

The Joseph Crump Fellowship supports a Harvard PhD candidate conducting research on the environment, natural resource management, energy policy, or the intersection between energy and the environment. During the academic year of the appointment, the Joseph Crump Fellow is expected to be involved with an HKS center or program, and with one or more ongoing research projects within the sponsoring center or program. The recipient is required to write at least one publishable paper in the area of energy, environment, or natural resource policy by the end of the fellowship, which the Environment and Natural Resources Program will produce as a discussion paper.

Crump Fellows have served as Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Chair of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Commissioner, and President of Barnard College. They hold academic appointments at Columbia, Duke, NYU, Tufts, Penn State, and the University of Zürich and senior research positions at Resources for the Future, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, the World Bank and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Their research spans from technology initiatives in China to the restructuring of the U.S. electricity market.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

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The Joseph Crump Fellowship provides support to a Harvard PhD candidate conducting research on the environment, natural resource management, energy policy or the intersection between energy and the environment.  

The Fellowship is administered by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and the Environment and Natural Resources Program. Applications are solicited in the early spring prior to the fellowship year. (The past year's application requirements are listed below.) All Harvard PhD candidates in good standing may apply; preference is given to Harvard Kennedy School doctoral students.  The award recipient for the upcoming year is announced in April.    
  
The annual stipend is currently $30,000, paid in installments in September, February and at the completion of the project.

The Joseph Crump Fellow is expected to be involved with an HKS center or program, and with one or more ongoing research projects within the sponsoring center or program. The recipient will also be required to write at least one publishable paper in the area of energy, environment, or natural resource policy by the end of the fellowship, which the Environment and Natural Resources Program will produce as a discussion paper. A letter from the overseeing faculty member, certifying the recipient’s progress on his or her research and Crump paper, will be due in December.

Application process:

Students should submit, by e-mail, an application that contains: 

  1. A letter outlining the proposed research agenda for the upcoming academic year. The application should address the following:
    a) What is the purpose of the research? What is its importance for environmental, resource, or energy policy? 
    b) How is the research different from previous research on the subject? 
    c) How does it advance our knowledge? 
    d) What is the methodology to be employed? 
    e) Which HKS center or program and faculty will you work with?
  2. A curriculum vita. 
  3. A list of potential sources of financial support for the academic year, and the probability that the source will materialize. 
  4. Applicants who are non-Harvard Kennedy School doctoral candidates should also submit two letters of reference.

Selection process:

A committee of Harvard Kennedy School faculty will select the 2022-2023 Joseph Crump Fellow. The faculty will assess the quality of the proposed research proposals and the intellectual rigor and policy relevance of the student's previous work.

Application deadline:

Passed.

Address applications to:

Prof. Henry Lee, Jaidah Family Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) and e-mail to: jo-ann_mahoney@harvard.edu .
Letters of recommendation can be submitted to Jo-Ann Mahoney, 311 Belfer, HKS (Box 84). 
Questions may be directed to Jo-Ann Mahoney via e-mail or at (617) 495-1390.

CRUMP FELLOWS

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2014-2015 Fellow

Samuel Stolper
Harvard Kennedy School

Samuel Stolper, doctoral candidate in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS), is interested in measuring the costs and benefits of a variety of environmental problems and policies – especially those pertaining to climate change.

2013-2014 Fellow

Elizabeth Walker
Harvard Kennedy School

Elizabeth Walker is a doctoral candidate in the Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.  Her research interests lie at the intersection of environment and development economics.  Her current research projects include a field experiment in Zambia related to the adoption of agroforestry trees, and a project in South Africa  estimating the health effects of dam construction.

2012-2013 Fellow

Mahnaz Islam
Harvard Kennedy School

Mahnaz Islam is a doctoral candidate in the Public Policy Program of the Harvard Kennedy School. Her current research interests include development economics and labor economics, in particular technology adoption, role of social networks, impact of early childhood health and nutrition and intra-household resource allocation.

2011-2012 Fellow

Richard Sweeney
Harvard Kennedy School

Richard Sweeney is a doctoral candidate in the Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include environmental economics and industrial organization, with a particular focus on the determinants of innovation and energy markets. He received a B.S in Economics and Political Science from Boston College in 2004. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Rich was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic, and a research assistant at Resources for the Future.

2010-2011 Fellow

Matthew Ranson
Abt Associates

Matthew Ranson received a Ph.D. in the Public Policy Program from the Harvard Kennedy School in May 2012, and began work as a Senior Analyst in the Environment and Resources Division at Abt Associates in September 2012. His primary research interests include non-market valuation, climate change, toxic air pollution, and housing.

2009-2010 Fellow

Avinash Kishore
Harvard Kennedy School

Avinash Kishore received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in November 2012. His research in environmental and development economics explores the welfare impact of both indoor and outdoor air pollution in India. More broadly, his research tries to understand how different economic and non-economic factors like cultural beliefs and the intra-household dynamic in a community, the physical environment (like weather and climate), and public policies affect poor people's choices and the impact these choices have on their health and development.

2008-2009 Fellow

Kelsey Jack
Tufts University

Kelsey Jack is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Tufts University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining the faculty at Tufts, Kelsey was a Post-doctoral Associate at MIT, with the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative at J-PAL. She holds a Ph.D. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Princeton University.

2007-2008 Fellow

Robyn Meeks
University of Michigan

Robyn Meeks is an assistant professor in the Environmental Policy and Planning field of study at the University of Michigan. She served as a doctoral fellow in the Sustainability Science Program and received a Ph.D. from the Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

2006-2007 Fellow

Hunt Allcott
New York University

Hunt Allcott is an Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Hunt is also a Scientific Director of ideas42, a think tank that applies insights from psychology and economics to problems in international development, health care, consumer finance, and the energy industry.

2005-2006 Fellow

Carolyn Kousky
Resources for the Future

Carolyn Kousky is currently a Fellow at Resources for the Future. Her research focuses on natural resource management, decision making under uncertainty, and individual and societal responses to natural disaster risk. She has examined how individuals learn about extreme event risk, the demand for natural disaster insurance, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change. She is also interested in ecosystem services policy, and has examined the design of incentive-based mechanisms to supply ecosystem services and the use of natural capital to reduce vulnerability to weather-related disasters.

2004-2005 Fellow

Jeff Bielicki
University of Minnesota

Dr. Bielicki is Assistant Professor of Energy Policy with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering and in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. He researches the interactions between engineered and environmental systems, with a specific focus on technological transitions and next generation energy technologies.  His policy-relevant research typically couples insights and approaches from engineering and the natural sciences with methods from quantitative social science.

2003-2004 Fellow

Darby Jack
Columbia University

Darby Jack is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He studies environmental health risks in developing countries, the health impacts of climate change, and the role of the urban environment in shaping health.

2002-2003 Fellow

Alexander Wagner
University of Zürich

Alexander Wagner is a Professor of Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Zürich, Swiss Banking Institute.  His research and teaching interests are in the areas of corporate and public governance; corporate finance; law, finance and regulation; and contract economics. 

2001-2002 Fellow

Lori Snyder Bennear
Duke University

Lori Snyder Bennear is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.  She also holds secondary appointments with the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics at Duke.  She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2004, an M.A. in Economics from Yale in 1996 and an A.B. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Occidental College in 1995.

2000-2001 Fellow

Sheila Olmstead nee Cavanagh
Resources for the Future

Sheila Olmstead is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the LBJ School, Olmstead was a Fellow (2010-2013) and Senior Fellow (2013) at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC, as well as Associate Professor (2007-2010) and Assistant Professor (2002-2007) of Environmental Economics at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she was the recipient of three teaching awards.

1999-2000 Fellow

David Cash
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

David W. Cash was appointed a Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities by Governor Deval Patrick in June, 2011. Prior to this appointment Dr. Cash was the Undersecretary for Policy in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). In this role, Dr. Cash advised the Secretary of Energy and Environment on an array of issues including energy, land management, water management, oceans, wildlife and fisheries, air and water quality, climate change, environmental and energy dimensions of transportation, and waste management.

1998-1999 Fellow

Carlos Rufin
Suffolk University

Professor Rufin is the Director of Undergraduate International Programs/Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business, Suffolk University. A native of Barcelona, Spain, Carlos Rufin studied at Princeton University and Columbia University before earning a Ph.D. from the Harvard Kennedy School. Trained in international development issues, he is a consultant to the World Bank, and the author of numerous scholarly publications, including a book on the reform of the electric power industry around the world and especially in Brazil and other Latin American countries.

1997-1998 Fellow

Karen Fisher-Vanden
University of Pennsylvania

Karen Fisher-Vanden, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of research include economic and integrated assessment modeling for climate change policy analysis; economic instruments for pollution control; and technology development in developing countries (in particular, China) and implications for energy use and carbon emissions.

1996-1997 Fellow

Janice Wright
New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

In March 2007, Dr Jan Wright was appointed as New Zealand's third Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Jan has a multidisciplinary background with a Physics degree from Canterbury, a Masters degree in Energy and Resources from Berkeley in California, and a Ph.D in Public Policy from Harvard University.

1995-1996 Fellow

Richard G. Newell
Duke University

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the Gendell Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University and Director of Duke's university-wide Energy Initiative. In 2009 he was confirmed by the Senate as the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the agency responsible for official U.S. government energy statistics and analysis, where he served until 2011.

1994-1995 Fellow

Todd Schatzki
Analysis Group

Dr. Schatzki is a Vice President for the Analysis Group, where he is an expert in energy and environmental economics and policy. He supports clients in a range of contexts, including strategic and financial assessment of market decisions, regulatory and rulemaking proceedings, and litigation. In addition to his experience in energy and environment, he has provided litigation support in a wide variety of industries, including mutual funds, credit cards, corporate taxes, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, office systems, and scientific instruments.

1993-1994 Fellow

Steven Anderson
USAID's Office of Economic Policy

Steve Anderson is an Economist in USAID's Office of Economic Policy in Washington, DC.  He coordinates USAID's practice on inclusive growth diagnostics, an empirical approach to identifying a country's binding constraints to economic growth.  From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Anderson served as a Lead Economist in the Department of Policy and Evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).  In this capacity, Dr. Anderson undertook pre-investment analytical work for many of MCC's partner countries, analyzing their economic development challenges and designing investment and technical assistance programs to address these challenges.

1991-1992 Fellow

Porter Hoagland
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Porter Hoagland is a Senior Research Specialist at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research interests include economics and public policy of marine resources and the ocean environment; optimal management of ocean and coastal resources and their uses; distribution and allocation of property rights in ocean and coastal resources; economic impacts of marine natural hazards; technology transfer and intellectual property problems; marine science and technology policy; underwater archaeological resource management.

1990-1991 Fellow

Vicki Norberg-Bohm (deceased 2004)
Harvard University

Dr. Vicki Norberg-Bohm, a pioneer in the study of technology innovation, died March 21, 2004 at the age of 48 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Vicki Norberg-Bohm led two ETIP research projects: Technology Innovation for Global Change: The Role of R&D, Regulation and Assessment, which focuses on lessons for policy design from 3 energy technologies: gas turbines, wind turbines, and solar photovoltaics; and Voluntary, Collaborative and Information-based approaches to reaching energy and environmental goals, which examines the effectiveness of this new set of policy mechanisms.

1989-1990 Fellow

Glenn Blackmon
Consultant

Glenn Blackmon is an experienced practitioner and expert in the field of telecommunications and public utility regulation. He led the regulatory staff of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission from 2004-2006. He was responsible for the staff advocacy positions in major energy and telecommunications rate cases and corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs.

1988-1989

Mun S. Ho
Harvard University

Mr. Ho is an economist at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, working on productivity measurement and environmental policy analysis. Papers on measuring and projecting US productivity growth with Dale Jorgenson (IQSS), Kevin Stiroh (NY Fed) and Jon Samuels are listed here.

1987-1988

Debora Spar
Barnard College

Debora L. Spar became the seventh president of Barnard College on July 1, 2008. Since her arrival at the College, Spar has been a vocal proponent of women’s education and leadership, spearheading initiatives that include the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, an interdisciplinary center devoted to the theory and practice of women's leadership, and Barnard’s Global Symposium series, an annual gathering of high-profile and accomplished female leaders held each year in a different region of the world.

1986-1987 Fellow

Fausto Alzati

Dr. Fausto A. Alzati holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, where he also was teaching fellow to Prof. Francis M. Bator in Macroeconomic Theory and Policy and for four years was teaching fellow to the late professor Samuel P. Huntington. He earned a BA in Law at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and studied for a BA in Information Sciences and Technologies.

1985-1986

Paul Leiby
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Leiby is Group Leader, Energy Analysis Group, Environmental Sciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. His professional interests include alternative transportation fuels, global climate change economics and policy, oil and energy security, optimization modeling.

CONTACT US

Jo-Ann Mahoney

Crump Fellowship Administrator
Environement and Natural Resources Program
Belfer 311
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ph: 617-495-1390
Email: jo-ann_mahoney@harvard.edu

Henry Lee

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director
Environemtn and Natural Resources Program
Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs
Belfer 302B
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ph: 617-495-1350
Email: henry_lee@harvard.edu

Amanda Sardonis

Assistant Director
Environment and Natural Resources Program
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Belfer 315
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ph: 617-495-1351
Email: amanda_sardonis@hks.harvard.edu

Past Crump papers

2011 - 1988

2011

Matthew Ranson
“What are the Welfare Costs of Shoreline Loss? Housing Market Evidence from a Discontinuity Matching Design.”

2009

Kelsey Jack
Allocation in Environmental Markets: A Field Experiment with Tree Planting Contracts.” 

2008

Robyn Meeks
“Communal Taps: Assessing the Impacts of Shared Piped Water Supplies in Rural Kyrgyzstan.”  Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Discussion Paper, January 2011.

2007

Hunt Allcott
“Rethinking Real-Time Electricity Pricing.”  Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Discussion Paper, April 2011.

2006

Carolyn Kousky
Research Topic:  How the concept of ecosystem services could be operationalized to inform land use policy.
Dissertation:  “Decision Making and Environmental Risk: The Role of Information, Incentives, and Institutions.”

2005

Jeff Bielicki
Returns to Scale in Carbon Capture and Storage Infrastructure and Deployment.” Energy Technology Innovation Policy Discussion Paper 2008-04, May 2008.

2004

Darby Jack
Household behavior and energy demand: Evidence from Peru.”  

2003

Alexander Wagner
Research proposal: “Environmental Economics Meets Finance: Intertemporal Pricing and Forwards on the SO2 Allowance Market.

2002

Lori Snyder Bennear
Regulating Pollution Through Information Disclosure: Modeling Firm Response to the Toxics Release Inventory.”  Harvard University mimeo, 2001.
The Effects of Environmental Regulation on Technology Diffusion in the Chlorine Manufacturing Industry.” Cambridge, MA: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Discussion Paper 2003-06, ENRP.

2001

Sheila Olmstead nee Cavanagh
“Thirsty Colonias: Determinants of Water Service Coverate in South Texas.”

2000

David Cash
In Order to Aid in Diffusing Useful and Practical Information …”: Cross-scale Boundary Organizations and Agricultural Extension.” Cambridge, MA: Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs Discussion Paper 2000-10, Global Environemtnal Assessment Project, Environment and Natural Resources Project, Harvard Univeristy, September 2000.

1999

Carlos Rufin
Institutional Change in the Electricity Industry:  A Comparison of Four Latin American Cases.” Belfer Center for Science & Internatioanl Affairs Discussion Paper E-99-20, ENRP Discussion Paper E-99-20, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

1998

Karen Fisher-Vanden
Technological Diffusion in China's Iron and Steel Industry.” Discussion Paper E-98-26, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

1997

Janice Wright
“‘Bright Lines’ and the Value of Life:  Resolving the Dispute over the Regulation of Carcinogens.” Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs Discussion Paper 97-04, ENRP Discussion Paper E-97-04, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, November 1997.

1996

Richard G. Newell
Environmental Policy and Technological Change: The Effect of Economic Incentives and Direct Regulation on Energy-Saving Innovations.” May 1997.

1995

Todd Schatzki
Effects of Uncertainty on Landowner Conversion Decisions.” CSIA Discussion Paper 95-14, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, December 1995.

1994

Steven Anderson
Analyzing Strategic Interaction in Multi-settlement Electricity Markets: A Closed-loop Supply Function Equilibrium Model.”

1991

Vicki Norberg-Bohm
Creating Incentives for Environmentally Enhancing Technological Change: Lessons from 30 Years of U.S. Energy Technology Policy.”  Technological Forecasting and Social Change 65, 125–148 (2000)

1990

Glenn Blackmon
Incentive Regulation and the Regulation of Incentives.” Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994. 

1989

Mun S. Ho
“The Effects of External Linkages on U.S. Economic Growth: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis.”

1988

Debora Spar
The internal politics of international commodity cartels.  Published in The Cooperative Edge: The Internal Politics of International Cartels, Cornell University Press, 1992.