Dallas Burtraw

Resources for the Future

Dallas Burtraw is Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future. He has worked to promote efficient control of air pollution and has written extensively on electricity industry regulation and environmental outcomes. Burtraw’s current areas of research include analysis of the distributional and regional consequences of various approaches to national climate policy. He has conducted analysis and provided technical support in the design of carbon dioxide emissions trading programs in the Northeast states, California, and the European Union. He also has studied and written about the regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act and has conducted integrated assessment modeling of health and ecosystem effects and valuation, including the estimation of benefits of the value of natural resources in the Adirondack Park and the southern Appalachian region. Burtraw holds a Ph.D. in economics and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.