The Political Economy of Climate Change

Date
May 10, 2024May 11, 2024
Location
Audience
  • By Invitation Only
  • Princeton University faculty, staff, and students

Details

Event Description

Climate has rapidly moved to the fore of the global governance agenda. The Political Economy of Climate Change Conference will convene leading scholars for two days of research-based conversation on the issue. Scholars from Princeton and elsewhere will present and discuss cutting-edge scholarship on the political economy of climate change and decarbonization. The conference will foster collaborative linkages among climate scholars, spark novel research ideas, and shed new light on the challenges and opportunities for governing the climate space equitably and effectively.


As of 4/24/2024

Friday, May 10

8–9am  
Breakfast

8:50–9am   
Welcome:  Erik Voeten, Noah Zucker


International cooperation and competition

9–9:30am: Paper 1:  Zuhad Hai, "The Global Politics of Scientific Consensus: Evidence from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change"
Discussion Opener: Noah Zucker           

9:30–10am: Paper 2:  Amanda Kennard, "Coalition Building in Multilateral Climate Bargaining"
Discussion Opener: Italo Colantone       

10–10:30am:   
Paper 3:  Jeremy Wallace, "Competitive Decarbonization"
Discussion Opener: Jonas Meckling 

10:30–11am        
Break


Firms

11–11:30am:      
Paper 4:  Alex Gazmararian and Helen Milner, "Firm Responses to Climate Change: Exit and Voice"
Discussion Opener: Federica Genovese 

11:30am–12pm 
Paper 5:  Christina Toenshoff, "Hiding in the Crowd: Corporate Climate Lobbying under Stakeholder Pressure"
Discussion Opener: Jessica Green

12–12:15pm       
Break

12:15–1:15pm    
Lunch Roundtable:  Robert Keohane, Jesse Jenkins, Wei Peng

1:15–2pm            
Break


Elections

2–2:30pm            
Paper 6:  Italo Colantone, "Green Collars at the Voting Booth: Material Interest and Environmentalist Voting"
Discussion Opener: Dustin Tingley

2:30–3pm
Paper 7:  Vincent Heddesheimer, Hanno Hilbig, and Erik Voeten, "The Energy Transition and Political Polarization Along Occupational Lines: Evidence from Germany"
Discussion Opener: Antonio Valentim

3–3:30pm            
Paper 8:  Diane Bolet, "Does Anti-Climate Populism Drive Opposition to Climate Policy? Testing Socio-cultural and Economic Frames"
Discussion Opener: Ricky Clark

3:30–4pm            
Break


Global South

4–4:30pm            
Paper 9:  Alice Xu, "Divided Landscapes: Mapping the Struggle for Environmental Coalitions in Developing Cities"
Discussion Opener: Nikhar Gaikwad

4:30–5pm            
Paper 10:  Antonio Valentim, "Climate Change and Inequalities in Political Entry: Evidence from Brazil"
Discussion Opener: Sarah Brooks

5:15–7pm  Reception and Dinner


Saturday, May 11

8–9am  
Breakfast


Development and Climate

9–9:30am            
Paper 11:  Sabrina Arias and Ricky Clark, "Risk and Responsibility: Climate Vulnerability and IMF Conditionality"
Discussion Opener: Amanda Kennard

9:30–10am          
Paper 12:  Federica Genovese, "Expert Preferences for Carbon Pricing in the Developing World"
Discussion Opener: Christina Toenshoff

10–10:30am        
Paper 13:  Nikhar Gaikwad and Noah Zucker, "Climate Canvassing in Divided Democracies: Field Experimental Evidence from India"
Discussion Opener: Alice Xu

10:30–11am        
Break


Compensation

11–11:30am        
Paper 14:  Dustin Tingley, "Border Adjustment Mechanisms, Domestic Institutional Capacity, and Cross-border Climate Transition Support"
Discussion Opener: Erik Voeten

11:30am–12pm Paper 15:  
Sarah Bush, "Helping the Public Face Change: How Compensation Shapes Gender Differences in Support for Climate Action"
Discussion Opener: Diane Bolet

12-12:15pm       
Closing remarks

12:15                  
Lunch

Contact
Jennifer Bolton
Event Category
Conference