Resources for the Future

Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonprofit research institution based in Washington, DC. Our staff, from economists and other researchers to communications, fundraising, and administrative professionals, work each day to make RFF the most widely trusted source of research insights and policy solutions leading to a healthy environment and a thriving economy.

RFF operates according to four core values:

  • Balance: RFF focuses on improving both environmental and economic outcomes.
  • Independence: RFF is nonpartisan and its research is nonproprietary and publicly available.
  • Rigor: RFF adheres to the highest scientific and professional standards.
  • Results: RFF’s work leads to better decisions.