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I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. I was previously a doctoral candidate in political science in the Department of Government and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

I study the comparative political economy of the high-income democracies with a focus on climate and energy policy. I’m interested in how governments, firms and voters think about and address long-term problems.

My thesis, Low Carbon for the Long Term: Essays on the Comparative Political Economy of Climate Change Policy, focuses on the role of political institutions and electoral incentives in structuring long-term climate policymaking within and between countries. My advisors were David Soskice, Kai Spiekermann and Joachim Wehner.

I hold a B.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from LSE and a MRes in Political Science from LSE.

Before my doctoral studies, I was a Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC where I worked on climate policy design and evaluation, particularly related to measurement, reporting and verification (MRV).

You can contact me at jaredjf[at]princeton.edu.

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