The Political Economy of Environmental Sustainability Conference

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

Passing laws that lower emissions, creating incentives for technological innovation, and striking alliances and treaties across countries — all require political agreements. Progress on environmental sustainability requires understanding politics. It requires an understanding of political institutions and political actors, and of how issues of sustainability evolve within political systems.

This conference will showcase research at the intersection of politics and the environment. We are open to papers on all aspects of environmental sustainability, both empirical and theoretical.

Event Details


October 14–15, 2022


Stanford University campus

Apply to Attend the Conference

The conference will be limited to 70 attendees in order to allow for in-depth discussion and exchange of ideas. If you would like to be considered, submit your application once the application link is opened (check back here starting August 19). You will be notified of your acceptance beginning on August 24.

Conference Organizers

The Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Political Economics and Organizations

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