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. PhD students at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply for the position of Graduate Student Researcher, also known as Research Assistant, beginning at the end of the first year of your PhD program. GSRs work directly with the Energy Institute’s Faculty Researchers on projects.
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:
- Agricultural & Resource Economics Department
- Economics Department
- Energy & Resources Group
- Goldman School of Public Policy
- Haas School of Business
- Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department
Strong skills in data analysis, econometrics and programming are essential. Knowledge of energy markets is beneficial. GSRs 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 GSR positions, even in cases where the graduate student would be self-funded.