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
 65
Global average
 124
2017
Resources for the Future
 84
% Female staff
2019
Resources for the Future
 40%
United States average
 46%
Global average
 43%
% 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
 57
Global average
 33
Financials
2015
Resources for the Future
 $14,625,239
United States average
 $21,105,674
Global average
 $57,160,467

Social

Likes (2021)
Resources for the Future
 2,741
United States average
 84,540
Global average
 31,361
Likes (2019)
Resources for the Future
 2,673
Likes (2017)
Resources for the Future
 2,400
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 17,365
United States average
 45,347
Global average
 18,412
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 7,163
Followers (2017)
Resources for the Future
 772
Subscribers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 510
United States average
 15,088
Global average
 5,246
Subscribers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 185
Subscribers (2017)
Resources for the Future
 46
Followers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 409
United States average
 17,925
Global average
 14,023
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 164
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 3,630
United States average
 8,368
Global average
 6,394

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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