FUEL Lab researchers study how natural resource reliance influences the well-being of human populations in developing countries. We generate rigorous research for the academic and policy communities in three thematic areas: environment and livelihoods; natural resource governance; and energy poverty. Members of the FUEL Lab combine research design and methods from applied economics, institutional analysis, environmental science, and policy analysis to address questions surrounding these three research themes. The Lab is led by Dr. Pam Jagger (Jagger CV October 2016) who has a joint appointment in the Department of Public Policy and in the Curriculum for Ecology and the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Jagger is a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center.