Air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined, and climate change is one of the biggest threats to human survival and well-being in the twenty-first century.  Motivated by these problems, my research explores how incentives shape environmental politics.  Specifically, I study political pollution cycles, environmental causes and consequences of government policies, and public opinions on environmental policy implementation.

I believe interdisciplinary techniques can generate new data, reveal new patterns, and offer new insights into critical questions.  Hence, my research integrates relevant techniques from political science, engineering, earth systems, computer science, and other disciplines to understand the problems of energy and the environment better.