Barry Fischer, a transatlantic intern at Ecologic in the summer of 2006, focused on the economics of environmental regulation. His research examined EU Member State experience with environmentally related taxes, the cost-effectiveness of the European Water Framework Directive, and the linkages between trade and environment. At Ecologic, he launched a pilot project examining comparative US-EU policy responses to environmental challenges. Barry works in English, German, and Spanish.
Barry is pursuing his economics major at Stanford University with an emphasis on environmental policy. On campus, he leads the environment-energy committee of a student think tank, researched US fisheries policy in the Stanford Law School, and organized promotional activities for the Stanford Recycling Center. In the San Francisco Bay Area, he conducted marketing for Clif Bar Inc., a nationally acclaimed green business.
In 2005, Barry studied abroad in Berlin, where he took courses on European political institutions and German political economy. He has participated in student workshops and academic conferences in Berlin, Beijing, and Riga, Latvia. Prior to coming to Ecologic, Barry completed an internship at the US Office of Management and Budget in Washington, DC. A 2006 recipient of the Morris K. Udall Environmental Scholarship, Barry will continue his environmental policy studies next year by writing an honors thesis in an interdisciplinary program at Stanford.