Jared J. Finnegan

Research student

Jared’s research examines the comparative political economy of climate policy adoption, focusing on national political and economic institutions.

Background

Before joining the Grantham Research Institute, Jared was a Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. His work focused on measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of GHG emissions reductions and international GHG accounting.

Jared holds a BA in Sociology and Latin American Studies (University of California, Santa Cruz), an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy (LSE) and an MRes in Political Science (LSE).

Research interests:

•    Climate change mitigation policy
•    Comparative political economy
•    Electoral systems; legislative institutions; corporatism; varieties of capitalism

Working paper  12 November, 2018

Changing prices in a changing climate: electoral competitiveness and fossil fuel taxation

This paper examines the influence of electoral competitiveness on policy decisions over carbon taxes, focusing on fuel duty. read more »

Policy publicationsResearch article  30 March, 2018

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

This report summarises lessons from the Climate Change Act, for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »

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Policy publications  1 October, 2018

The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

10 years on from its establishment, this report assesses the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy, drawing out lessons for international and domestic policymakers. read more »

Policy publications  1 October, 2018

The role and influence of the UK's Committee on Climate Change

This policy brief provides a summary assessment of the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy. read more »

Policy publications  5 April, 2018

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act - Summary

This policy brief is a condensed version of our report on the Climate Change Act, summarising lessons for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »

Policy publicationsResearch article  30 March, 2018

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

This report summarises lessons from the Climate Change Act, for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »

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Commentary  12 November, 2018

Why the UK Government has frozen fuel duty – again

New research into the link between political competition and fossil fuel taxation offers insight into the UK Government’s decision-making on fuel duty. Spoiler alert: it is all about electoral incentives. read more »

2016

Commentary  8 September, 2016

From adaptation to climate-resilient development: what are the implications for policymakers?

PhD candidate, Jared J. Finnegan, gives an overview of 'The economics of climate-resilient development'. This new book explores the link between adaptation to climate change and economic development read more »

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