Alexander Gard-Murray's research draws on political economy, comparative politics, public policy, and political theory. His current work focuses on why some countries and communities do more about climate change than others. In particular, he looks at how governments distribute the costs of climate action across different sectors of the economy and different groups like investors, workers, and consumers. He also studies public opinion related to climate change, uses computational text analysis to measure the evolution of climate discourse, and explores the use of forward-shifting costs to break the mitigation deadlock. He teaches seminars on the Politics of Climate Change and the Political Economy of the Environment.
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