Cynthia Lin Lawell

Cynthia Lin Lawell

Cornell University

C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell is an Associate Professor and the Robert Dyson Sesquicentennial Chair in Environmental, Energy and Resource Economics in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.

Professor Lin Lawell’s fields of interest are environmental and natural resource economics, energy economics, industrial organization, applied econometrics, and applied microeconomics. Among her current areas of research are the petroleum industry, renewable energy, natural resources, environmental regulation, groundwater, air quality, transportation, agriculture, and development.

Professor Lin Lawell has received numerous awards for her research, including the International Society for New Institutional Economics Award for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation; the Harvard University Stone Fellow Award for Best Paper Written by a Doctoral Student in Environmental and Resource Policy; the University of California at Davis Hellman Fellowship; and Honorable Mention in the Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition.  She was a Cornell University Knowledge Matters Fellow. Her research has also been featured in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Platt’s blog, and Bloomberg View.

Professor Lin Lawell received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2006.