About Us

Who We Are

E3 Network includes hundreds of applied economists from across the U.S. and world with wide-ranging expertise related to climate, energy, natural resources, and the environment.

Today’s challenges demand new economic thinking, and such thinking will only emerge if economists engage with real world issues. E3 Network economists are dedicated to building a new applied economics of the environment that is committed to social equity and environmental sustainability at its core.

E3 Network economists believe that environmental protection and the pursuit of social justice are inextricably linked. A clean and safe environment is the right of every person, regardless of income, wealth, or political power. Without a fair distribution of wealth and power, neither the free market nor government regulation can secure human and ecological well-being.

What We Do

The E3 Network works to provide timely answers to policy relevant questions, to inform decision making and public debates, and to shape economic practice. Here’s how:

  • Active engagement — E3 Network facilitates collaboration between economists and the organizations and individuals who desire their expertise through the Green Economist Directory — an online guide to economists committed to working on real world environmental issues. Our economists regularly consult and work with major environmental organizations, influential foundations, members of Congress, state and federal agencies, and the public.

  • Public outreach — Affecting change in the public discourse on the economics of the environment is central to our mission. E3 economists publish op-eds in major newspapers, policy briefs, and expert commentaries that make the case for environmental protection accessible to a broad audience.

  • Research — E3 brings economists together from universities and institutions across the country to consult on economic research, produce timely policy-relevant reports, and publish in academic journals. Our reports and white papers have been cited widely by influential sources, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, Scientific American and others.

  • Economic practice — We promote our vision of a new and applied economics of the environment at professional meetings, through academic publications, and lectures. To support the next generation of economists in environmental protection, we offer workshops, internships, and fellowships for economics graduate students.