Dr Patrick Bayer
- Lecturer in International Relations (Politics)
telephone: 0141 330 3389
Dr Patrick Bayer joined the School of Social and Political Sciences in January 2016 as Lecturer in International Relations. Patrick received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Mannheim in 2013 and holds an MSc degree in Environmental Economics from University College London. Prior to coming to Glasgow, he was research fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia University.
Main research interests:
- International cooperation, institutions, and IOs.
- Global environmental and energy politics.
- Climate policy, carbon markets, enviornmental regulation.
- International political economy.
- Formal modelling.
- Quantitative political methodology.
My research focuses on central questions in (i) international cooperation, (ii) the political economy of carbon markets, and (iii) environmental and energy politics. I am particularly interested in developing theories and empirical tests of how domestic politics affects finding solutions to global (collective action) problems. I use formal/mathematical models to build theoretical arguments and apply quantitative statistical methods to test these theories against real world data. I have a strong interest in using statistics for evidence-based analysis that can inform policy-making.
Building on my research on international climate agreements, current work investigates the strategic interaction of (multinational) firms and governments in the context of costly environmental regulation under the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, non-cooperation cost in multilateral agreements, and the role of scientific advisory bodies for international cooperation.
In collaborative work, together with Michael Aklin (Pittsburgh), S.P. Harish (College of William & Mary), and Johannes Urpelainen (Johns Hopkins SAIS), I have been working on an impact assessment study of solar microgrids in rural India as well as a book manuscript on energy poverty. New additions to my research agenda include a project on shale gas politics in the U.S. with Alex Ovodenko (US Department of Energy), several methodological and substantive papers with Michael Aklin (Pittsburgh) on assessing policy effectiveness, and a research project on climate pledges with Federica Genovese (Essex).
My work has been published in outlets such as Science Advances, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Review of International Organizations, Ecological Economics, and Global Environmental Change. I have written blog posts for The Washington Post's Monkey Cage, the Energy Collective, Ideas for India, VoxDev, and my work has been covered by, e.g., The Economist.
All published work, replication packages, data, and working papers are available from my personal website at www.patrickbayer.com.
I am interested in supervising PhD students working on the following topics:
- International cooperation, instutions, IOs, and international political economy.
- Global and national environmental and enery policy.
- Regulatory politics (command-and control, market-based, and voluntary approaches).
- Politics of government-firm interaction.
- Sustainable development and governance.
- Politics of natural (renewable/ non-renewable) resources.
- Technology and its effects on policy-making and cooperation.
Teaching at the University of Glasgow:
- Global Environmental Politics [Syllabus]
- International Relations Research [Syllabus]
- International Organisations [Syllabus coming soon]
Teaching at the EITM Summer School, Torino:
- Mixed Methods in International Relations [Link]