CFR Staff

Tess Turner

Research Associate, Climate Change Policy


"Big Pharma's Big Tax Dodge," with Brad Setser, Business Insider, August 3, 2023. 

"Burning Threats: How Wildfires Undermine U.S. National Security," with Alice C. Hill, Just Security, July 19, 2023. 

"Adapting to Wildfires in a Warming World," with Alice C. Hill,, June 26, 2023. 

"More Lost Chances on Immigration Reform Hurt the U.S. Economy," with Edward Alden,, December 22, 2022.

"How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help the United States to Lead in the Clean Energy Economy,", September 19, 2022.

"By Letting the Innovation Bill Fall Apart, Congress Misses a Chance to Spur Clean Energy Technology,", July 26, 2022. 

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