Welcome. I hope that in connecting here, we take a first step towards working together to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.
My academic work centers on the political economy of state-market relations driving climate change. I currently serve as a Research Fellow for Sustainability, Strategy and Innovation at Singapore Management University, where I research at the intersection of development, climate, technology, and strategy. Broadly speaking, I study patterns by which societies and organizations contend with and shape their environments in pursuit of social goals. I focus primarily on theory building, and draw support from quantitative methods grounded in econometric analysis, surveys, and financial data.
My dissertation founded an ongoing line of research exploring how oil and gas companies respond to politically-mediated risks with investments relevant to climate change. Key findings appear in the 2018 Proceedings of the Academy of Management and were recognized for a Newman Award. More recent work appears in the Journal of Cleaner Production and under review at the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Energy Economics. Hewing closer to the wider field of climate policy, my earlier papers appear in the Journal of Energy Policy and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice.
Most recently, I have been opening a new line of investigation into technological and regulatory barriers to civil society-led efforts to stabilize earth systems through decentralized collective action. A key element of this work explores blockchain applications for mangrove reforestation (and carbon sequestration), habitat conservation, the disintermediation of carbon markets, and innovations in sustainable supply chains. A portion of this work has been published in collaboration with DBS Bank and the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance and presented at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos.
In addition to a PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California, I hold a Masters in Pacific and International Affairs from UC San Diego and a B.A. in Government and Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia.