Michaël Aklin

Assistant Professor
Political Science

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, with a secondary appointment in Public Policy at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. I obtained my PhD at New York University, an MA at the University of Essex, and a license at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (Switzerland). I was also a Visiting Scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. 

My work focuses on international and comparative political economy. I am particularly interested in understanding why some countries are able to reduce their vulnerability to major risks such as financial crises or environmental catastrophes. My papers have appeared or are forthcoming in the American Journal of Political ScienceInternational Studies QuarterlyEnvironmental & Resource EconomicsEcological EconomicsGlobal Environmental ChangeEnvironmental Science & Policy, and Environmental Economics & Policy Studies. I also have written columns for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage and Le Temps.

Mascaro Center

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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