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Brittany Tarufelli

Brittany Tarufelli

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Dr. Brittany Tarufelli is an Energy Research Economist. Dr. Tarufelli holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wyoming, an M.S. in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam, and a B.S. in Financial Analysis from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Tarufelli worked as an Assistant Research Professor at the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies where she analyzed relationships between public policy, energy markets, and the environment.

Dr. Tarufelli's current research evaluates the ongoing transition to clean energy, focusing on interactions between energy market designs and sub-global environmental policies. Dr. Tarufelli has held advisory positions at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), National Science Foundation (NSF), and has led teams for KPMG and Deloitte Consulting in four nations.

Research Interests

  • Energy economics, environmental and natural resource economics, market design, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., in Economics from the University of Wyoming
  • M.S., in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam
  • B.S., in Financial Analysis from Louisiana State University.

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
  • International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
  • United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE)
  • Wyoming Women in Economics Network

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Roosevelt Project Gulf Coast Case Study, Expert Advisory Board Member, MIT
  • Carlton R. Burkharst, Dissertation Fellowship, University of Wyoming
  • William H. Morgan Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Wyoming
  • H.K. Nieuwenhuis Thesis Award, University of Amsterdam

PNNL Publications


Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas