I’m a postdoctoral researcher in climate policy at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, working with the Climate Econometrics project. I’m also an associate at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, and part-time consultant with the World Bank’s Climate Action Peer Exchange for Finance Ministries.
I completed my PhD in the Department of Politics at University of Cambridge in ’16/’17; my dissertation comparatively assessed the historical, institutional, socio-political, and economic drivers of climate policy performance in OECD countries over three decades, with a particular focus on the Scandinavian countries and Germany.
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation policies — including debates about their design, sequencing, and reform, as well as ex post econometric evaluations of policy effectiveness.
- The history of energy transitions and what it teaches us about future transitions.
- Political economy since the early 20th century — especially the comparative impact of individual politicians, political finance, lobbying, NGOs, labour organizations, and citizens on environmental and social policy choices.
- Comparative politics, party systems, and democratic institutional design — especially debates concerning the merits and demerits of the Westminster/Washington and Nordic models.