Forthcoming paper in Global Environmental Politics

Federica Genovese (Essex) and I published a new paper with Global Environmental Politics. We study how distributional effects from climate policy at the sector level affect the general public's believes about collective economic consequences from ambitious climate action. In a nationally representative survey experiment in the UK we not only find evidence for what we call home bias—a form of discounting information from abroad—in belief formation; we also show that how internationally embedded respondents feel is important for how they evaluate potential benefits from climate action. This offers first insights into how distributional effects from economic globalization spill over into climate politics.

Patrick Bayer
Professor in Environmental Sustainability
& Democracy