Dr Patrick Bayer

  • Lecturer in International Relations (Politics)

telephone: 0141 330 3389
email: Patrick.Bayer@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

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.

Personal website: www.patrickbayer.com
Follow Patrick on Twitter: @pol_economist

Research interests

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

Supervision

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

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]

Publications

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2017

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2017) Does basic energy access generate socioeconomic benefits? A field experiment with off-grid solar power in India. Science Advances, 3(5), e1602153. (doi:10.1126/sciadv.1602153)

2016

Bayer, P. and Urpelainen, J. (2016) It is all about political incentives: democracy and the renewable feed-in tariff. Journal of Politics, 78(2), pp. 603-619. (doi:10.1086/684791)

Bayer, P. , Urpelainen, J. and Xu, A. (2016) Explaining differences in sub-national patterns of clean technology transfer to China and India. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 16(2), pp. 261-283. (doi:10.1007/s10784-014-9257-2)

2015

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2015) The political economy of energy access: Survey evidence from India on state intervention and public opinion. Energy Research and Social Science, 10, pp. 250-258. (doi:10.1016/j.erss.2015.07.006)

Bayer, P. , Marcoux, C. and Urpelainen, J. (2015) When international organizations bargain: evidence from the global environment facility. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 59(6), pp. 1074-1100. (doi:10.1177/0022002713520533)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2015) Quantifying slum electrification in India and explaining local variation. Energy, 80, pp. 203-212. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2014.11.063)

Bayer, P. , Pinkerton, V. M. and Urpelainen, J. (2015) Small and beautiful? The programme of activities and the least developed countries. Climate and Development, 7(2), pp. 153-164. (doi:10.1080/17565529.2014.900471)

2014

Bayer, P. , Marcoux, C. and Urpelainen, J. (2014) Choosing international organizations: when do states and the World Bank collaborate on environmental projects? Review of International Organizations, 9(4), pp. 413-440. (doi:10.1007/s11558-013-9184-y)

Bayer, P. , Urpelainen, J. and Xu, A. (2014) Laissez faire and the Clean Development Mechanism: determinants of project implementation in Indian states, 2003–2011. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 16(8), pp. 1687-1701. (doi:10.1007/s10098-014-0746-3)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2014) Information and energy policy preferences: a survey experiment on public opinion about electricity pricing reform in rural India. Economics of Governance, 15(4), pp. 305-327. (doi:10.1007/s10101-014-0146-5)

Bayer, P. and Urpelainen, J. (2014) Does it pay to play? How bargaining shapes donor participation in the funding of environmental protection. Strategic Behavior and the Environment, 4(3), pp. 263-290. (doi:10.1561/102.00000046)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2014) Who blames corruption for the poor enforcement of environmental laws? Survey evidence from Brazil. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 16(3), pp. 241-262. (doi:10.1007/s10018-014-0076-z)

2013

Bayer, P. , Marcoux, C. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) Leveraging private capital for climate mitigation: evidence from the clean development mechanism. Ecological Economics, 96, pp. 14-24. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.09.008)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) Understanding environmental policy preferences: new evidence from Brazil. Ecological Economics, 94, pp. 28-36. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.05.012)

Bayer, P. , Dolan, L. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) Global patterns of renewable energy innovation, 1990–2009. Energy for Sustainable Development, 17(3), pp. 288-295. (doi:10.1016/j.esd.2013.02.003)

Bayer, P. , Urpelainen, J. and Wallace, J. (2013) Who uses the Clean Development Mechanism? An empirical analysis of projects in Chinese provinces. Global Environmental Change, 23(2), pp. 512-521. (doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.12.002)

Bayer, P. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) External sources of clean technology: evidence from the clean development mechanism. Review of International Organizations, 8(1), pp. 81-109. (doi:10.1007/s11558-012-9150-0)

Bayer, P. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) Funding global public goods: the dark side of multilateralism. Review of Policy Research, 30(2), pp. 160-189. (doi:10.1111/ropr.12013)

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Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2017) Does basic energy access generate socioeconomic benefits? A field experiment with off-grid solar power in India. Science Advances, 3(5), e1602153. (doi:10.1126/sciadv.1602153)

Bayer, P. and Urpelainen, J. (2016) It is all about political incentives: democracy and the renewable feed-in tariff. Journal of Politics, 78(2), pp. 603-619. (doi:10.1086/684791)

Bayer, P. , Urpelainen, J. and Xu, A. (2016) Explaining differences in sub-national patterns of clean technology transfer to China and India. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 16(2), pp. 261-283. (doi:10.1007/s10784-014-9257-2)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2015) The political economy of energy access: Survey evidence from India on state intervention and public opinion. Energy Research and Social Science, 10, pp. 250-258. (doi:10.1016/j.erss.2015.07.006)

Bayer, P. , Marcoux, C. and Urpelainen, J. (2015) When international organizations bargain: evidence from the global environment facility. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 59(6), pp. 1074-1100. (doi:10.1177/0022002713520533)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2015) Quantifying slum electrification in India and explaining local variation. Energy, 80, pp. 203-212. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2014.11.063)

Bayer, P. , Pinkerton, V. M. and Urpelainen, J. (2015) Small and beautiful? The programme of activities and the least developed countries. Climate and Development, 7(2), pp. 153-164. (doi:10.1080/17565529.2014.900471)

Bayer, P. , Marcoux, C. and Urpelainen, J. (2014) Choosing international organizations: when do states and the World Bank collaborate on environmental projects? Review of International Organizations, 9(4), pp. 413-440. (doi:10.1007/s11558-013-9184-y)

Bayer, P. , Urpelainen, J. and Xu, A. (2014) Laissez faire and the Clean Development Mechanism: determinants of project implementation in Indian states, 2003–2011. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 16(8), pp. 1687-1701. (doi:10.1007/s10098-014-0746-3)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2014) Information and energy policy preferences: a survey experiment on public opinion about electricity pricing reform in rural India. Economics of Governance, 15(4), pp. 305-327. (doi:10.1007/s10101-014-0146-5)

Bayer, P. and Urpelainen, J. (2014) Does it pay to play? How bargaining shapes donor participation in the funding of environmental protection. Strategic Behavior and the Environment, 4(3), pp. 263-290. (doi:10.1561/102.00000046)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2014) Who blames corruption for the poor enforcement of environmental laws? Survey evidence from Brazil. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 16(3), pp. 241-262. (doi:10.1007/s10018-014-0076-z)

Bayer, P. , Marcoux, C. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) Leveraging private capital for climate mitigation: evidence from the clean development mechanism. Ecological Economics, 96, pp. 14-24. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.09.008)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) Understanding environmental policy preferences: new evidence from Brazil. Ecological Economics, 94, pp. 28-36. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.05.012)

Bayer, P. , Dolan, L. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) Global patterns of renewable energy innovation, 1990–2009. Energy for Sustainable Development, 17(3), pp. 288-295. (doi:10.1016/j.esd.2013.02.003)

Bayer, P. , Urpelainen, J. and Wallace, J. (2013) Who uses the Clean Development Mechanism? An empirical analysis of projects in Chinese provinces. Global Environmental Change, 23(2), pp. 512-521. (doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.12.002)

Bayer, P. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) External sources of clean technology: evidence from the clean development mechanism. Review of International Organizations, 8(1), pp. 81-109. (doi:10.1007/s11558-012-9150-0)

Bayer, P. and Urpelainen, J. (2013) Funding global public goods: the dark side of multilateralism. Review of Policy Research, 30(2), pp. 160-189. (doi:10.1111/ropr.12013)

This list was generated on Sun Nov 19 15:43:21 2017 GMT.