Friday, Oct 14, 2022 Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

The Political Economy of Environmental Sustainability Conference

This conference showcased research at the intersection of politics and the environment because progress on environmental sustainability requires understanding politics. Passing laws that lower emissions, creating incentives for technological innovation, and striking alliances and treaties across countries all require political agreements. Through empirical and theoretical research, we sought to understand political institutions and political actors, and how issues of sustainability evolve within political systems.
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Stanford University
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Note: This current page is for the Political Economy of Environmental Sustainability Conference held in Oct. 2022. Alternatively, you can navigate here to the Oct. 2023 Political Economics of Environmental Sustainability Conference organized by Professor Harstad.

The barriers to environmental sustainability are not only technical — they are also political.

About the Sustainability Research Conference Series

The Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability Research Conference Series is hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.


Friday, October 14, 2022: 12:30pm–8:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022: 8:00am–5:00pm

Full Conference Agenda

Stanford Initiative on Business & Environmental Sustainability: Podcast

Listen as Professor William P. Barnett and Stanford student Ingrid Ackermann host a discussion with faculty members Jonathan Bendor and Steven Callander to discuss the takeaways from this conference.

Conference Organizers

Jonathan Bendor

The Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Political Economics and Organizations

Steven Callander

The Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management and Professor of Political Economy