Political Science Speaker Series: Paasha Mahdavi

Title: Political Leadership Has Limited Impact On Fossil Fuel Taxes And Subsides

Speaker: Paasha Mahdavi, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Paasha Mahdavi will share insights from his research in decarbonization. For countries to rapidly decarbonize they need strong leadership, according to both academic studies and popular accounts. But leadership on climate issues is difficult to measure and its importance is unclear. Dr. Mahdavi will share how they use original data to investigate the role of 623 presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs in 155 countries in their countries’ climate policies, focusing on the reform of gasoline taxes and subsidies and report the findings.

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Meeting ID: 962 3119 0668

Passcode : 005223


Monday, April 25 at 12:00pm to 1:20pm

INTS, 1113

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Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students

Political Science
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