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Thanks for visiting my website! I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley, where I have also been funded by the National Science Foundation. I am affiliated with the Energy and Environment Policy Lab, the ENVENT Lab, and the Institute of Governmental Studies.

I study policy reform in the American political economy. I am especially interested in the political economy of decarbonization. My research has been published or is forthcoming in journals including American Political Science Review; Energy Policy; Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law; Public Opinion Quarterly; and Perspectives on Politics. Please see my CV or my research page to see more of what I’ve been working on. 

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

Thanks Biz Herman for the photo