I recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. In September I will be a S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I was previously a doctoral candidate in political science in the Department of Government at the LSE.
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. It was awarded the 2020 Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award by the Science, Technology & Environmental Politics (STEP) Section of APSA. 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.