The Rafuse Organization

The Rafuse Organization provides research, analysis and policy advice to companies, business coalitions, trade associations, institutes, private individuals and government agencies.  The Organization focuses primarily on energy, trade, sanctions and national security issues, including the impact of taxes, regulations and legislation on those areas of concern.

Clients have included various universities and university groups, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the CNA Corporation, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Institute for Defense Analysis, the U.S. Foreign Service Institute and the International Resources Group, among others.

Recent work has covered policy questions and issues related to:

  • The impact of proposed energy taxes and regulations;
  • Oil and natural gas supply and demand;
  • Proposals for re-organization of the U.S. nuclear laboratories;
  • The U.S. Government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program;
  • Potential industry and government actions pursuant to the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon spill;
  • Viability and prioritization of energy and infrastructure projects in North and West Afghanistan; and
  • Evaluations of state and local policy issues as they relate to energy production and consumption.

Dr. Rafuse has discussed various aspects of this work on radio and television news talk shows and has written various opinion pieces, columns and letters-to-the-editor over the years. His work has been featured in Investor’s Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Bangkok Post, POLITICO, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, the Orange Country Register, Exploration and Production Magazine and Point Carbon’s Carbon Market North America report, among other outlets.