I’m a political scientist and postdoctoral research fellow in climate policy at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, working with the Climate Econometrics project. I’m also a senior research officer at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. Previously, I was a consultant at the World Bank’s Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice, deputy research director at Climate Leadership Council, editor at the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, among other roles.
I completed my PhD in the Department of Politics and International Studies at University of Cambridge in ’16/’17. My dissertation comparatively assessed the drivers and performance of climate change mitigation policies in OECD countries over three decades, with a particular focus on the Scandinavian countries and Germany.
- Climate change mitigation policy — including debates about their design, sequencing, and reform, as well as ex post econometric evaluations of their effectiveness at reducing GHG emissions.
- Comparative political economy since the early 20th century — especially the relative impact of individual politicians, political parties, business, political finance, lobbying, NGOs, labour organisations, and ordinary citizens on environmental and socioeconomic policies.
- Comparative politics, party systems, and democratic institutional design — especially debates about the merits and demerits of different policymaking models and their ability to address long-term collective action problems.
- The history of energy technology transitions and what it teaches us about future transitions.