Energy Institute

Opportunities at the Energy Institute


PhD Programs

The Energy Institute does not have a PhD program. Students interested in pursuing a PhD in the area of Energy & Environmental Economics are encouraged to consider PhD programs at Berkeley in:

Economics Department
Agricultural & Resource Economics Department
Energy & Resources Group
Goldman School of Public Policy
Haas School of Business

The Energy Institute does not hire or offer funding to PhD applicants. PhD students at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply for the position of Graduate Student Researcher beginning at the end of their first year of their PhD program. See below for qualifications to be a GSR at the Energy Institute.

Visiting Researcher Positions

Unfortunately, the Energy Institute generally is not able to offer financial support for visiting researchers.  In addition, due to constraints on space and other resources, the Energy Institute can accommodate very few visiting researchers who are self-funded. If you are interested in being a visiting researcher at the Energy Institute, please send to your curriculum vita and copies of two published papers that demonstrate your research interests and capabilities.

Visiting Graduate Student Positions

Unfortunately, due to constraints on space and other resources, the Energy Institute does not offer visiting graduate student positions even in cases where the graduate student would be self-funded.

Graduate Student Researcher Positions at the Energy Institute

The Energy Institute seeks Ph.D. students from the departments of Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Haas School of Business, the Energy and Resources Group, the Graduate School of Public Policy, or a qualified individual from any other department at UC Berkeley. Strong skills in data analysis, econometrics and programming are essential. Knowledge of energy markets is beneficial. Graduate students who intend to pursue a dissertation with application to energy markets, regulation, or policy are especially encouraged to apply when we have an opening. Openings will be sent to the departments listed above in Spring of the hiring year.