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
 70
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Richard G Newell
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Richard G Newell
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Richard G Newell
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Resources for the Future
 47
United States average
 67
Global average
 122
2017
Resources for the Future
 84
% Female staff
2021
Resources for the Future
 35%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%
2019
Resources for the Future
 40%
% Female researchers
2019
Resources for the Future
 30%
United States average
 27%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Resources for the Future
 104
United States average
 61
Global average
 34
Financials
2015
Resources for the Future
 $14,625,239
United States average
 $21,426,171
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2022)
Resources for the Future
 2,778
United States average
 89,081
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
Resources for the Future
 2,741
Likes (2019)
Resources for the Future
 2,673
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Resources for the Future
 21,541
United States average
 49,080
Global average
 19,207
Followers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 17,365
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 7,163
Subscribers (2022)
Resources for the Future
 804
United States average
 16,605
Global average
 5,604
Subscribers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 510
Subscribers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 185
Followers (2022)
Resources for the Future
 652
United States average
 20,355
Global average
 14,632
Followers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 409
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 164
Followers (2022)
Resources for the Future
 6,245
United States average
 28,710
Global average
 16,334
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 3,630

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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