Thanks for visiting my website! I am a post-doctoral researcher for the American Political Economy project. I am based at UC Berkeley, where I recently completed my PhD in Political Science. I am also affiliated with the Energy and Environment Policy Lab and the ENVENT Lab.

I study policy reform in the American political economy, and am especially interested in the political economy of decarbonization. My research has been published in journals including American Political Science Review; Energy Policy; Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law; Public Opinion Quarterly; and Perspectives on Politics. These papers, and working papers, are available on my research page and on my CV.

To get in touch with me, please send me an email at sam.trachtman@berkeley.edu

Thanks Biz Herman for the photo