Thanks for visiting my website! I am a postdoctoral fellow for the American Political Economy project, a new initiative to foster research on links between politics and markets in the U.S. context. I am based at UC Berkeley, where I completed my PhD in Political Science in 2021. I am currently affiliated with the Energy and Environment Policy Lab, and have also been a predoctoral fellow at the ENVENT Lab.

I study the politics of policy reform in the United States, especially 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. My publications and additional working papers are available on my research page. This website also has my CV, teaching information, and a brief discussion of my book project.

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

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