Jared Finnegan studies the comparative political economy of the high-income democracies with a focus on climate change and energy policy. He is interested in how governments, firms, and voters think about and address long-term policy problems. For 2019-2020 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. From 2020-2021 he is a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. He earned his PhD in Political Science in 2019 from the Department of Government and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His thesis, Low Carbon for the Long Term: Essays on the Comparative Political Economy of Climate Change Policy examines the role of political institutions and electoral incentives in structuring the distributional politics of long-term climate policymaking across countries. It was awarded the Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award by the Science, Technology & Environmental Politics (STEP) Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). His work has appeared in the Socio-Economic Review


Before his doctoral studies he was a Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. Jared holds an MRes in Political Science and MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the LSE and a BA in Latin American and Latino Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Research interests:

•    Green growth
•    Climate change mitigation policy
•    Comparative political economy


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