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Joel Darmstadter
Senior Fellow
In his four decades at RFF, Joel Darmstadter has conducted research centered on energy resources and policy. His recent work addresses issues of energy security, renewable and unconventional fuels, and climate change. 
Featured Publications
From Rio to Kyoto to Paris: Hopes and Realities for Global Warming Policy
Joel Darmstadter
Dialogue, US Association for Energy Economics | 2014 | Vol. 22, No. 3
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Should We Price Carbon from Federal Coal?
Alan J. Krupnick, Nathan Richardson, Joel Darmstadter, Katrina McLaughlin
Resources | 2015 (189)
From Rio to Kyoto to Paris: Hopes and Realities for Global Warming Policy
Joel Darmstadter
Dialogue, US Association for Energy Economics | 2014 | Vol. 22, No. 3
Reflections on the Oil Shock of 40 Years Ago
Joel Darmstadter
Resources | 2014 (186)
Recalling the Oil Shock of 40 Years Ago
Joel Darmstadter
Issue Brief 13-06 | December 2013
Energy Independence—What Then?
Joel Darmstadter, Roger A. Sedjo
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
Resources Magazine: Digital Issue
Alan J. Krupnick, Juha V. Siikamäki, Margaret A. Walls, Anne Riddle, Joel Darmstadter, Roger A. Sedjo, Phil Sharp
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
The Controversy over US Coal Exports
Joel Darmstadter
Resources | 2013 (183)
Resources Magazine: 183
Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Maureen L. Cropper, Joel Darmstadter, Arthur G. Fraas, Kristin Hayes, Leonard A. Shabman, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (183)
The Controversy over US Coal and Natural Gas Exports
Joel Darmstadter
Issue Brief 13-01 | March 2013
Resources Magazine: 181
Phil Sharp, Blair Beasley, Dallas Burtraw, Joel Darmstadter, Kristin Hayes, Alan J. Krupnick, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Roger A. Sedjo, James Smith, Matthew Woerman
Resources | 2012 (181)
High-Speed Rail Passions
Joel Darmstadter
Resources | 2012 (181)
Resources Magazine: 179
James W. Boyd, Joel Darmstadter, Winston Harrington, Raymond J. Kopp, Carolyn Kousky, Joshua Linn, Sheila M. Olmstead, Juha V. Siikamäki, Phil Sharp
Resources | 2012 (179)
Loan Guarantees Reconsidered
Joel Darmstadter, Joshua Linn
Resources | 2012 (179)
Meeting the World's Natural Resource Needs: Confrontation Ahead?
Joel Darmstadter
Resources | 2012 (179)
Meeting the World’s Natural Resource Needs: Confrontation (or Worse) Ahead?
Joel Darmstadter
Issue Brief 11-07 | June 2011
Book Note: Reflections of a Pragmatic Economist: My Intellectual Journey
Joel Darmstadter
Books of Note: China’s Strategy to Secure Natural Resources: Risks, Dangers, and Opportunities
Joel Darmstadter
Environment Magazine | January/February 2011 | pp.41-42
The Prospective Role of Unconventional Liquid Fuels
Joel Darmstadter
Backgrounder | June 2010
Incorporating Resource and Environmental Change in a Nation’s Economic Accounts: Roles for Earth Science Applications
Joel Darmstadter
IB 08-04 | November 2008
Energy Independence: Fantasies, Facts, Options
Joel Darmstadter
Issue Brief 06-02 | December 2006
Expanding Oil Supplies
Joel Darmstadter, Robert Weiner
Resources | Fall 2006 (163)
Invited Comment on Exchange Between Carl Pope and Bjorn Lomborg
Joel Darmstadter
Foreign Policy | Sept/Oct 2005 | pp. 14-16
Renewable Sources of Electricity: Safe Bet or Tilting at Windmills?
Joel Darmstadter, Karen L. Palmer
Resources | Winter 2005 (156)
Slaking Our Thirst for Oil
Ian Parry and Joel Darmstadter
New Approaches on Energy and the Environment: Policy Advice for the President | pp. 23-27
Energy and Population
Joel Darmstadter
Issue Brief 04-01 | September 2004
A Global Energy Perspective
Joel Darmstadter
Issue Brief 02-10 | August 2002
Climate Change and Economic Development
Michael A. Toman, Barbora Jemelkova, Joel Darmstadter
Issue Brief 02-23 | August 2002
Book review of Fossil Fuels in a Changing Climate by U. Bartsch and Benito Mueller
Joel Darmstadter
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | May 2002
In Appreciation
Joel Darmstadter
Resources | Spring 2002 (147)
Comment on Searching for a National Energy Policy by J. P. Holdren
Joel Darmstadter
Issues in Science and Technology | Summer 2001
The Long-Run Availability of Minerals: Geology, Environment, Economics
Joel Darmstadter
The Long-Run Availability of Minerals: Geology, Environment, Economics | Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Program (MMSD) | 2001
Greening the GDP: It is Desirable?
Joel Darmstadter
Resources | Spring 2000 (139)
Renewable Energy: Winner, Loser, or Innocent Victim?
Dallas Burtraw, Joel Darmstadter, Karen L. Palmer, James McVeigh
Resources | Spring 1999 (135)
What Drives Productivity Growth in Natural Resource Industries?
Douglas R. Bohi, Joel Darmstadter, Roger A. Sedjo, John E. Tilton, Hans H. Landsberg, Ian W.H. Parry
Resources | Spring 1996 (123)
Energy Tax
Joel Darmstadter
The Encyclopedia of the Environment | Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin | 1994
Book review of Energy Efficiency and Human Activity by L. Schipper and S. Meyers
Joel Darmstadter
The Energy Journal | Vol. 14, No. 2 | 1993
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Alternative Fuels
Alan J. Krupnick, Margaret Walls, Sari Radin, Carol Collins, and Joel Darmstadter
Report to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Policy Analysis | June 1991
Comment on Energy Demand and Supply in the Developing World by A. A. Churchill
Joel Darmstadter
World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics | World Bank | Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics | 1983
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