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We periodically have positions for undergraduate researchers through the Sponsored Project for Undergrad Researchers (SPUR) administered by the Rausser College of Natural Resources. At the beginning of each semester, check the available postings and apply if the project is of interest.

I also encourage undergraduates to take my course, ENERES 160/ESPM C176 Climate Justice, which is offered in the fall semester and is a listed elective for many majors and minors including Society & Environment, Political Economy, Energy & Resources and others.

Graduate Students

**For the 2024-2025 admissions cycle, I will NOT be admitting any PhD students into ESPM or ERG.  

I can admit graduate students through both the PhD program in the Society and Development division of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management (ESPM) as well as the Masters and PhD program in the Energy & Resources Group (ERG). These are both fantastic programs but tailored toward different student profiles. ESPM will be better suited for students interested in receiving training in interdisciplinary social sciences. ERG will be better suited to students with more quantitative preparation (though this does not exclude qualitative preparation and is broadly defined) and that are interested in an interdisciplinary training that integrates coursework in economics, environmental science, social science, and engineering. I encourage you to look at both programs, their respective faculty, and the types of projects students undertake in each.

For those interested in ERG, I encourage you to check out this great video series for prospective students:

If you are interested in applying to work in my lab, please fill out this form and I will be in touch. When applying to my lab or other labs or programs at Berkeley, please be aware that you can apply for a fee waiver. Here is more info on the process.

For more advice on applying to graduate school in general, please check out this document on demystifying the graduate school application process

Post-doctoral Fellows

I do not currently have any post-doctoral positions for my lab, but if you are interested in developing a post-doc project for external funding, please email me with a CV and a rough sketch of your research project and why you think CFL is a good place to develop the research. I encourage prospective post-docs to consider the post-doc program of the Social, Behavioral and Economics Directorate of the National Science Foundation and the Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowship in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy.