Jared Finnegan

Jared Finnegan

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Jared J. Finnegan is a S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. He studies the comparative political economy of the high-income democracies. His research investigates how governments, voters, and business understand and address long-term societal challenges, particularly climate change. He earned his PhD in Political Science in 2019 from the LSE. 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 2020 Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award for best dissertation in the field of science, technology and environmental politics by the Science, Technology & Environmental Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. His work has appeared in the Socio-Economic Review and is forthcoming in Climate Policy. 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.

Jared Finnegan