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We are very pleased to welcome you to RFF Press, which since 2011 has been part of the Routledge publishing family. RFF Press continues to publish pioneering research in environmental economics and natural resource policy.


RFF Press publications support the mission of Resources for the Future (RFF), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. RFF conducts independent research on environmental, energy, and natural resource issues and strives to improve environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide. Since RFF's founding in 1952, the Press has published nearly 500 books and has developed a unique reputation for the rigor, balance, accessibility, and policy relevance of its publications.

As an imprint of Routledge, RFF Press is committed to growth. Traditionally our publishing program has focused on environmental economics and related policy studies. However we are now actively moving into new subject areas, including Natural Resource Management (particularly energy and water resources), Governance and Public Policy, and Environmental Law. We welcome proposals for new books, which should be submitted to Tim Hardwick, Senior Commissioning Editor (

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  1. View the NEW 2015 RFF Press Catalog!

    Browse the 2015 Routledge RFF Press catalog for some new titles of interest here.

  2. NEW: Forest Tenure and Reform in Asia and Africa

    Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration
    Edited by Randall Bluffstone, Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson

    This book helps students, researchers and professionals to understand the importance and implications of these reforms for local environmental quality, climate change, and the livelihoods of villagers, who are oftentimes poor. It is shown that local forest management can oftentimes be more successful than top-down management of common pool forest resources. Read more...

  3. NEW: Determing the Economic Value of Water

    Concepts and Methods, 2nd Edition
    By Robert A. Young and John B. Loomis 

    This volume provides the most comprehensive exposition to-date of the application of economic valuation methods to proposed water resources investments and policies. It provides a conceptual framework for valuation of both commodity and public good uses of water, addressing non-market valuation techniques appropriate to measuring public benefits - including water quality improvement, recreation, and fish habitat enhancement. Read more...

  4. NEW: Variable Renewable Energy and the Electricity Grid

    The integration of renewable energy resources into the electricity grid presents an important challenge. This book provides a review and analysis of the technical and policy options available for managing variable energy resources such as wind and solar power. As well as being of value to government and industry policy-makers and planners, the volume also provides a single source for scientists and engineers of the technical knowledge gained during the 4-year RenewElec (renewable electricity) project at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Vermont, Vermont Law School, and the Van Ness Feldman environmental law firm. Read more...

  5. 2014 RFF Press Catalog

    The 2014 RFF Press Catalog is now available online! RFF Press publishes pioneering research in environmental economics and natural resource policy. To see our newest titles alongside our classic backlist, please click here.

  6. NEW: The Measurement of Environmental and Resource Values, 3rd Edition

    The first edition of this important work was the winner of the 2002 Publication of Enduring Quality award by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. The continuing premise for the book is that estimates of the economic values of environmental and natural resource services are essential for effective policy-making. As previous editions, the third edition, which includes two additional co-authors, presents a comprehensive treatment of the theory and methods involved in estimating environmental benefits. Read more...

  7. NEW: Constitutions and the Commons by Blake Hudson

    This book considers the critical but little examined issue of the degree to which the federal constitution of a nation contributes toward or limits the ability of the national government to manage its natural resources (or commons), including adherence to the conditions of international environmental treaties. The book takes the reader along a continuum of constitutionally established natural resource management, from local governance of resources to global governance. It is shown that national governments in federal systems are at the center of a constitutional 'multicommons,' with lower levels of government potentially acting as rational herders on the upper commons. Read more... 

  8. NEW: Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is exceptionally biodiverse. This rigorously researched book describes the status of biodiversity in LAC, the main threats to this biodiversity, and the drivers of these threats. It identifies the main policies being used to conserve biodiversity and assesses their effectiveness and potential for further implementation. Read more...

  9. How to Submit a Book Proposal to RFF Press

    We are very pleased that you are interested in publishing with Routledge and RFF Press. If you are working on a proposal in the areas of Environmental Economics or Natural Resource Management, we would like to hear from you.  Please continue reading for information on how to prepare and submit a book proposal.

  10. New RFF Press Titles in 2014

    Routledge and RFF Press are pleased to publish a number of new titles in 2014. Please read on for more information on these exciting new books, on topics ranging from natural resource management to the economics of water.

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