Molly Macauley, PhD

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Molly Macauley is Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow with Resources for the Future in Washington DC. RFF was established at the request of President Truman as a think tank focusing on the economics of natural resources. Her research emphasizes new technology and its application to natural and environmental resources, including the value of earth science information and its application to understanding ecological systems and human relationships with these systems and the value placed by the public on the nation's space activities. Dr. Macauley frequently testifies before Congress and serves on national level committees and panels including the United States National Research Council's Space Studies Board, the Board of Trustees for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the Board of Advisors for the Thomas Jefferson Public Policy Program at the College of William and Mary, and the External Advisory Board of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. Dr. Macauley is a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Working Group, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Earth Science Applications Advisory Group, and the DC Chapter of the International Women's Forum. She chairs the Women in Aerospace Scholarship Committee. Dr. Macauley Molly served as a lead author for NASA on a synthesis and assessment report for the United States Climate Change Science Program on use of Earth observations. She was selected as a "Rising Star" by the National Space Society, has been elected to membership in the International Academy of Astronautics, and has received awards for her work from NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Macauley has published extensively with more than 80 journal articles, books, and chapters of books. She has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. Her PhD and MA degrees in economics are from Johns Hopkins and her undergraduate degree in economics is from The College of William and Mary.

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