08/22/2017

Michael

Aklin

Michaël Aklin

Joint Appointee
Assistant Professor, Political Science
aklin@pitt.edu

Education

PhD, New York University, 2014
MA, New York University, 2011
MA, University of Essex, 2008

Teaching

Political Research and Analysis
Global Environment Politics
Politics and Financial Crises
Climate Change Policy

Select Publications

  • "Does Basic Energy Access Generate Socio-Economic Benefits? A Field Experiment with Off-Grid Solar Power in India" Science Advances 3(5): 1-8. (with Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, and Johannes Urpelainen). Replication and package: Harvard Dataverse.

  • "Factors Affecting Household Satisfaction with Electricity Supply in Rural India" Nature Energy 1(16170): 1-6. (with Chao-yo Cheng, Johannes Urpelainen, Karthik Ganesan, and Abhishek Jain). Replication and package: Harvard Dataverse.

  • "Re-Exploring the Trade and Environment Nexus Through the Diffusion of Pollution" Environmental and Resource Economics 64(4): 663-682. Replication package and appendix (zip).

  • "Quantifying Slum Electrification in India and Explaining Local Variation" Energy. 80: 203-212 (with Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, and Johannes Urpelainen).

  • "Information and Energy Policy Preferences: A Survey Experiment on Public Opinion about Electricity Pricing Reform in Rural India" Economics of Governance 15(4): 305-327 (with Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, and Johannes Urpelainen).

  • "The Global Spread of Environmental Ministries: Domestic-International Interactions" International Studies Quarterly 58(4): 764-780 (with Johannes Urpelainen). Appendix and replication package (zip). 

  • "Perception of Scientific Dissent Undermine Public Support for Environmental Policy." Environmental Science & Policy 28: 173-177 (with Johannes Urpelainen). 
    [See also our post in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage.]

  • "Who Blames Corruption for the Poor Enforcement of Environmental Laws? Survey Evidence From Brazil" Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 28: 173-177. (with Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, and Johannes Urpelainen)

  • "Political Competition, Path Dependence, and the Strategy of Sustainable Energy Transitions." American Journal of Political Science, 57(3): 643-658 (with Johannes Urpelainen). Appendix and replication package (zip).

  • "Debating Clean Energy: Frames, Counter Frames, and Audiences." Global Environmental Change. 23(5): 1225-1232 (with Johannes Urpelainen). Appendix and replication package (zip). 
    [See also the comments on this paper by Jamie Druckman. 2013. "Public Opinion: Stunted Public Support." Nature Climate Change 3: 617.]

  • "Understanding Environmental Policy Preferences: New Evidence from Brazil." Ecological Economics 94: 28-36 (with Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, and Johannes Urpelainen).

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