Energy Institute Graduate Student Affiliates

The Energy Institute trains the next generation of energy and environmental economists. We seek exceptional students interested in pursuing research in energy and environmental economics. UC Berkeley PhD students who are completing their first year of coursework are eligible to apply. Graduate Student Affiliates are not guaranteed an offer of a GSR position each semester, but available GSR positions are typically allocated to GSAs.

The Energy Institute typically draws from the programs listed below. The Energy Institute is not a degree-granting program. See each program’s website for information about applying:

Strong interest and skills in economics, data analysis, econometrics and programming are essential. Knowledge of energy markets is beneficial. GSAs who intend to pursue a dissertation with application to energy markets, regulation, or policy are especially encouraged to apply. Information about openings is sent to the departments listed above each spring.

We do not offer visiting GSA positions, even in cases where the graduate student would be self-funded.

Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics

Thanks to generous funding from the Sloan Foundation, the Energy Institute has been offering its Summer School in Energy and Environmental Economics again each summer on the Berkeley campus. The goal of the summer school is to provide doctoral students nationwide, who have completed the core first year microeconomics and econometrics requirement with an overview of the most important and current topics in various areas of the fields of environmental and energy economics. It is designed to help early career students identify promising dissertation projects. The instructors’ expertise covers a range of important topics in the field. Additional information can be found here.