My research investigates how governments, voters, and business understand and address long-term societal challenges, particularly climate change. It is fundamentally cross-national and comparative, asking: Why do some democracies do more to combat climate change than others?

I am interested in: comparative politics, comparative political economy, long-term policymaking, climate and energy policy, institutions, electoral competition, state-business relationship, and corporate governance

My Google Scholar profile can be found here.


“Changing Prices in a Changing Climate: Electoral Competition and Fossil Fuel Taxation.” Comparative Political Studies (2022). Paper | Supplemental Material | Replication Files

“Why nations lead or lag in energy transitions” [with Jonas Meckling, Phillip Lipscy and Florence Metz]. Science (2022). (Available here)

“Institutions, Climate Change, and the Foundations of Long-term Policymaking.” Comparative Political Studies (2022). Paper | Supplemental Material | Replication Files

“The Influence of Climate Change Advisory Bodies on Political Debates: Evidence from the UK Committee on Climate Change” [with Alina Averchenkova and Sam Fankhauser]. Climate Policy (2021). (Available here)

“Varieties of De-carbonization? Comparative Political Economy and Climate Change”. Socio-Economic Review (2020). (Available here)

“The Impact of Strategic Climate Legislation: Evidence from Expert Interviews of the UK Climate Change Act” [with Alina Averchenkova and Sam Fankhauser]. Climate Policy (2020). (Available here)


“Low Carbon for the Long Term: Essays on the Comparative Political Economy of Climate Change Policy”. 2019. (Available here)


“The Institutional Sources of Economic Transformation: Energy Policy from the Oil Crises to Climate Change” [with Phillip Lipscy, Jonas Meckling, and Florence Metz]. (Available here) (Under review)

“Corporate Governance, Time Horizons, and Climate Policy Preferences” [with Jonas Meckling]

“Energy Politics over the Long Run: Gasoline Taxes in US States since 1919”


“Industrial Energy Policy and Rapid Decarbonization: The Case of France” [with Julius Andersson]

“Political Parties’ Positions on Climate Change” [with Fergus Green]


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