About the Editors


Jale TosunRuprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany

Jale Tosun is professor of political science at Heidelberg University, Germany. She completed her doctorate at the University of Konstanz in 2009 and worked there as a researcher till 2012. In 2012 and 2013 she was a research fellow at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research. She then became an assistant professor at Heidelberg University in 2013 and was promoted to a full professor in 2015. She is the editor-in-chief of the newly launched journal Climate Action as well as an associate editor of Policy Sciences and the executive editor for special issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. Her research concentrates on comparative public policy, international political economy, comparative public administration, and European integration.


Associate Editors:

Paúl CisnerosInstituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, Ecuador

Paúl Cisneros is an Associate Professor in the School of Government and Public Administration at the National Institute for Advanced Studies in Ecuador. His research focuses on the mechanisms and outcomes of actor collaboration in policy processes related to natural resources. He has published two books and several journal articles and book chapters on these issues. Recent articles have appeared in Review of Policy Research, Ecology & Society, The Iberoamerican of Development Studies, and Latin America Policy.

Francesco Fuso Nerini, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Francesco Fuso Nerini works as Associate Professor in energy systems for sustainable development, and is the Director of the KTH Climate Action Centre.
Francesco has worked at several leading institutions on energy and climate issues. He currently has research affiliations at the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment in Italy, at the Payne Institute for Public Policy in the US, and at the UCL Energy and Development Group in the UK. Moreover, Francesco has post-doctoral experience from the UCL-Energy Institute at University College London and from the World Energy Outlook team at the International Energy Agency. Francesco also worked at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment and as guest researcher both in Australia (Melbourne Energy Institute of Melbourne University) and Brazil (Federal University of Pará). Francesco holds a Docent degree in Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis from KTH, and 3 MSc degrees in Environmental and Sustainable Energy Engineering (from Politecnico Di Milano, Italy; UPC, Spain; and KTH, Sweden).

Tiffany MorrisonJames Cook University, Australia

Professor Tiffany Morrison co-leads the People and Ecosystems program in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. Her research combines theoretical and empirical insights from political science, human geography, and ecology to improve the governance of World Heritage. She has worked extensively in Australia, the Asia-Pacific, and the US. The current focus of her program is on uncovering hidden political levers for addressing climate change. She has published on this topic in Nature, Nature Sustainability, PNAS, and Global Environmental Change.

Alessandro OlperUniversity of  Milan, Italy

Alessandro Olper is Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan. He has been consultant for different national and international institutions, such as the World Bank, the European Commission, and the European Parliament, and participated to several national and international research projects. His main research interests focus on International Trade, Political economy of trade and environmental policy; Climate econometrics; Agricultural and environmental policy impact analysis.

Kirstie Petrou, Griffith University, Australia

Kirstie Petrou is a research fellow at the Policy Innovation Hub, Griffith University. Kirstie is a human geographer with experience working across the academic and international development sectors. Kirstie’s research interests include climate change, urbanisation, migration, gender and development in the Pacific. Her current research focuses on the impacts of labour mobility schemes in Pacific Island countries, including whether these schemes facilitate or inhibit climate adaptation in urban areas.

Saifur RahmanTechnical University of Dresden, Germany

As an AvH Post-Doctoral Fellow, Saifur Rahman is working as a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Tropical and International Forestry, TU Dresden, Germany. He previously engaged as a Visiting Researcher at the European Forest Institute, Bonn, Germany and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan. His field of research focuses on forest and climate development policy and governance, analysis of development agendas and development politics, bureaucratic politics, power and interests of development actors, public administration and development, qualitative research and South Asia. He achieved a PhD in forest policy from Uni Goettingen, Germany. He is also performing as a Mid-career Civil Servant of the Govt. of Bangladesh.

Gernot WagnerColumbia Business School , USA

Gernot Wagner is a climate economist at Columbia Business School. His research, writing, and teaching focus on climate risks and climate policy. Prior to joining Columbia as senior lecturer, Gernot taught at NYU, Harvard, and Columbia. He was the founding executive director of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (2016 – 2019), and served as economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (2008 – 2016), most recently as lead senior economist (2014 – 2016) and member of its Leadership Council (2015 – 2016). He has been a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a Senior Fellow at the Jain Family Institute and is on the board of CarbonPlan.org.

Israel WaichmanBard College Berlin, Germany

Israel Waichman is a Professor of Economics at Bard College Berlin. He uses randomized controlled experiments to study issues in Environmental Economics and Sustainability. His research focuses on testing (i) institutions that could overcome social dilemmas (e.g., preventing climate change), and (ii) market-based environmental policy instruments (e.g., emission permit trading schemes). He also serves as a consultant in applying behavioral and experimental economics methods for market research and policy making. Finally, Israel Waichman is a co-founding member of SINE, a berlin-based Think and Do Tank for data sharing dilemmas.


Editorial Board Members:

Elin Lerum Boasson, University of Oslo, Norway

Elina BrutschinInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

Colin CarlsonGeorgetown University, USA

Susan ClaytonCollege of Wooster, USA

Jan Corfee Morlot, 3CS Consulting, France 

Dana R. Fisher, University of Maryland, USA

Itay Fischhendler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Shinichiro Fujimori, Kyoto University, Japan

Timo GoeschlRuprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany

Santonu GoswamiAzim Premji UniversityBengaluru, India

Karen Paiva HenriqueUniversity of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jill HopkeDePaul University, Chicago, USA

Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Sunil Prasad LohaniKathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal

Rui Luo, ClimateWorks Foundation, Singapore

Petra Molthan-Hill, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Andrew OkemUniversity of  KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Chukwumerije Okereke, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Nigeria

Begüm Özkaynak, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Aseem Prakash, University of Washington, Seattle, USA 

Joeri Rogelj, Imperial College London, UK

Johanna Schwarz, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany

Manish Shrivastava, TERI School of Advanced Studies, India

Israel Solorio, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Simone TagliapietraUniversità Cattolica (Milan), Italy and Bruegel, Belgium

Micaela TrimbleSouth American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability StudiesUruguay

Ethemcan Turhan, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Prabhat Upadhyaya, WWF-South Africa, South Africa

Raghuveer Vinukollu, Climate Insights and Advisory, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey

Matthias WeitzelEuropean Commission, Joint Research Centre, Sevilla, Spain 

Zhenci Xu, University of Hong Kong, China


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