PhD, Politics, Princeton University
Meir Alkon researches political economy with a focus on the politics of large-scale energy and economic transitions.
Meir received his PhD jointly from Princeton's Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and he earned his BA from Stanford University. His research bridges political economy and interdisciplinary approaches to public policy, analyzing the behavioral and institutional foundations of environmental and economic governance. Meir's research has been published in journals including The Journal of Politics, World Development, Energy Policy, Studies in Comparative International Development, Economics and Politics, Energy Research & Social Science, and Energy for Sustainable Development.
As an Environmental Fellow, Meir will examine the political drivers and environmental impacts of China's overseas energy investments, including through the Belt and Road Initiative.
Faculty Host: Dustin Tingley, Daniel P. Schrag, Mark Wu, Government