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Daniel Raimi

Lecturer in Public Policy

Daniel Raimi is a Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future 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 oil and gas regulation and taxation and climate change policy. He has published in academic journals including Science, Science Advances, Environmental Science and Technology, Energy Policy, and Journal of Economic Perspectives, popular outlets including The New Republic, Newsweek, Slate, and Fortune, and presented his research for policymakers, industry and other stakeholders around the United States and internationally. The Fracking Debate, his first book, combines stories from his travels to dozens of oil and gas producing regions with a detailed examination of key policy issues, and is published by Columbia University Press as part of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy book series ( is external)).

Current research examines the future of energy development in the United States, with a focus on how producing communities are managing near-term impacts while planning for the future. He also hosts Resources Radio, a weekly podcast from Resources for the Future, 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 at Duke, 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 son.