Think tank

Resources for the Future

RFF

Washington D.C., United States

In 1952, a presidential commission mandated the creation of a research institution to examine the nation’s use of natural resources and implications for the future of the US economy and national security. RFF was founded as a result—the first think tank devoted exclusively to natural resource and environmental issues. The organization’s notable contributions include pioneering and developing the fields of environmental and resource economics, creating analytical techniques widely used in economic and policy analysis, producing landmark surveys of America’s energy and resource future, and crafting policy innovations that are now embodied in environmental, energy, and natural resource regulatory regimes around the world.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.rff.org

Address:
1616 P St. NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1952
Age (years)
Resources for the Future
69 
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Richard G Newell
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Richard G Newell
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Richard G. Newell
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Resources for the Future
 47
United States average
 71
Global average
 120
2017
Resources for the Future
 84
% Female staff
2019
Resources for the Future
40% 
United States average
46% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Resources for the Future
30% 
United States average
27% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Financials
2015
Resources for the Future
 $14,625,239
United States average
 $21,077,089
Global average
 $55,910,158

Social

Likes (2019)
Resources for the Future
 2,673
United States average
 72,519
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2017)
Resources for the Future
 2,400
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 7,163
United States average
 35,047
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
Resources for the Future
 772
Subscribers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 185
United States average
 12,119
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2017)
Resources for the Future
 46
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 164
United States average
 13,249
Global average
 8,194
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 3,630
United States average
 8,378
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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