Marc Hafstead is a Fellow and Director, Carbon Pricing Initiative at Resources for the Future, an independent, nonprofit research institution located in Washington, DC. Dr. Hafstead joined RFF in 2013 from Stanford University. His research focuses on the evaluation and design of climate and energy policies. With Stanford Professor and RFF University Fellow Lawrence H. Goulder, he wrote Confronting the Climate Challenge: US Policy Options (Columbia University Press) to evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of carbon taxes, cap-and-trade programs, clean energy standards, and gasoline taxes using a sophisticated multi-sector model of the United States. His research also analyzes the distributional and employment impacts of carbon pricing and the design of tax adjustment mechanisms to reduce the emissions uncertainty of carbon tax policies.