Daniel Raimi

Fellow; Director, Equity in the Energy Transition Initiative

Daniel Raimi is a fellow at RFF and a lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on tools to enable an equitable energy transition. He has published in academic journals including Science, Science Advances, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, and Energy Policy, in popular outlets including The New Republic, Newsweek, Slate, and Fortune, and quoted extensively in national media outlets such as CNN, NPR's All Things Considered, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many more. He has presented his research for policymakers, industry, and other stakeholders around the United States and internationally, including before the US Senate Budget Committee and the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the US House's Natural Resources Committee. In 2017, he published The Fracking Debate (Columbia University Press), a book that combines stories from his travels to dozens of oil- and gas-producing regions with a detailed examination of key policy issues.

He also cohosts Resources Radio, a weekly podcast from RFF, in which he interviews leading researchers on energy and environmental topics.

He received his master’s degree in public policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and his bachelor’s degree in music from Wesleyan University. Prior to entering graduate school, Raimi worked as a guitarist, composer, and music instructor in New York and Los Angeles. In his spare time, he still plays music (mostly jazz and bluegrass), cooks, plays tennis, and spends time with family. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and kids.


  • Masters in public policy, Duke University, 2012
  • BA in music, Wesleyan University, 2003

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