Professor Patrick Bayer

  • Professor in Environmental Sustainability & Democracy (Politics)

telephone: 0141 330 6196
email: Patrick.Bayer@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1731-1270

Biography

I am a Professor in Environmental Sustainability & Democracy in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. I am affiliated with the Global Sustainable Development theme in the University's new Advanced Research Centre and I am the incoming Research Director in Politics and International Relations. I hold a non-resident fellowship with the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies.

Previously, I was Reader at the University of Strathclyde, Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and a predoctoral fellow at Columbia University in New York. I hold a PhD degree from the University of Mannheim in Germany.

My website is available here: https://www.patrickbayer.com/

 

 

Research interests

My research focuses on international cooperation and the political economy of environmental regulation and energy policy. I am particularly interested in how the domestic and international political economy and political incentives shape governments’, firms’, and individuals’ responses to climate change and the global energy transformation.

In currently ongoing work, I study the politics of carbon markets, firms’ commitments to corporate decarbonisation, and the distributional effects of climate policy. I also lead a recently awarded ESRC research project on the politics of science in international climate cooperation.

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 27.

2023

Bayer, P. (2023) Foreignness as an asset: European carbon regulation and the relocation threat among multinational firms. Journal of Politics, 85(4), pp. 1291-1304. (doi: 10.1086/724963)

Aklin, M. and Bayer, P. (2023) The politics of sustainability: energy efficiency, carbon pricing, and the circular economy. In: Scholten, D. (ed.) Handbook of Geopolitics of the Energy Transition. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. (Accepted for Publication)

2020

Bayer, P. and Genovese, F. (2020) Beliefs about consequences from climate action under weak climate institutions: sectors, home bias, and international embeddedness. Global Environmental Politics, 20(4), pp. 28-50. (doi: 10.1162/glep_a_00577)

Bayer, P. and Aklin, M. (2020) The European Union Emissions Trading System reduced CO2 emissions despite low prices. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(16), pp. 8804-8812. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1918128117) (PMID:32253304)

Bayer, P. , Kennedy, R., Yang, J. and Urpelainen, J. (2020) The need for impact evaluation in electricity access research. Energy Policy, 137, 111099. (doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111099)

2019

Hamburger, D., Jaeger, J., Bayer, P. , Kennedy, R., Yang, J. and Urpelainen, J. (2019) Shades of darkness or light? A systematic review of geographic bias in impact evaluations of electricity access. Energy Research and Social Science, 58, 101236. (doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101236)

Bayer, P. and Ovodenko, A. (2019) Many voices in the room: a national survey experiment on how framing changes views toward fracking in the United States. Energy Research and Social Science, 56, 101213. (doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.05.023)

2018

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2018) Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap: When and How Governments Power the Lives of the Poor. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. ISBN 9780262038799

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2018) Economics of household technology adoption in developing countries: evidence from solar technology adoption in rural India. Energy Economics, 72, pp. 35-46. (doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.02.011)

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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Number of items: 27.

Articles

Bayer, P. (2023) Foreignness as an asset: European carbon regulation and the relocation threat among multinational firms. Journal of Politics, 85(4), pp. 1291-1304. (doi: 10.1086/724963)

Bayer, P. and Genovese, F. (2020) Beliefs about consequences from climate action under weak climate institutions: sectors, home bias, and international embeddedness. Global Environmental Politics, 20(4), pp. 28-50. (doi: 10.1162/glep_a_00577)

Bayer, P. and Aklin, M. (2020) The European Union Emissions Trading System reduced CO2 emissions despite low prices. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(16), pp. 8804-8812. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1918128117) (PMID:32253304)

Bayer, P. , Kennedy, R., Yang, J. and Urpelainen, J. (2020) The need for impact evaluation in electricity access research. Energy Policy, 137, 111099. (doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111099)

Hamburger, D., Jaeger, J., Bayer, P. , Kennedy, R., Yang, J. and Urpelainen, J. (2019) Shades of darkness or light? A systematic review of geographic bias in impact evaluations of electricity access. Energy Research and Social Science, 58, 101236. (doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101236)

Bayer, P. and Ovodenko, A. (2019) Many voices in the room: a national survey experiment on how framing changes views toward fracking in the United States. Energy Research and Social Science, 56, 101213. (doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.05.023)

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2018) Economics of household technology adoption in developing countries: evidence from solar technology adoption in rural India. Energy Economics, 72, pp. 35-46. (doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.02.011)

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)

Books

Aklin, M., Bayer, P. , Harish, S.P. and Urpelainen, J. (2018) Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap: When and How Governments Power the Lives of the Poor. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. ISBN 9780262038799

Book Sections

Aklin, M. and Bayer, P. (2023) The politics of sustainability: energy efficiency, carbon pricing, and the circular economy. In: Scholten, D. (ed.) Handbook of Geopolitics of the Energy Transition. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. (Accepted for Publication)

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Grants

Ongoing funded projects

  • ESRC (1/2022-6/2024). The Politics of Science in International Climate Cooperation (ES/W001373/1). PI, £499,935.

  • British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant (5/2022-10/2023). How Credible are Firms’ Voluntary Climate Commitments? An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Climate Action (SG2122/210041). PI, £9,250.

Previously funded project

  • Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant (6/2021-6/2022): The Sectoral Politics of Climate Policy: Domestic Conflict and UK Public Support for Ambitious Climate Action (RIG009238). PI, £14,125.

  • British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant (1/2018-3/2019): The Effectiveness of Carbon Markets in Europe, 2005-2012 (SG171349). PI, £7,813.

  • Resources for the Future (8/2015-7/2016). John V. Krutilla Research Stipend: The Local Economics and Politics of Shale Gas Energy in the US. Co-I (with Alexander Ovodenko), $5,500.

  • German Research Foundation (9/2014-8/2018): The Domestic Foundation of Governmental Preferences over European Politics. Co-I (with Thomas König), €408,000.

  • International Growth Center (11/2013-5/2015): Rural Electrification with Off-Grid Community Microgrids: An Impact Evaluation in Uttar Pradesh. Co-I (with Michael Aklin, S.P. Harish, and Johannes Urpelainen), £26,653.

Supervision

I am more than happy to supervise undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studends who are interested in the politics of climate change, environmental regulation, and the energy transition. My research approach is rooted in theories of political economy with an emphasis on quantitative, experimental, and formal methods.

Teaching

I will be co-teaching a postgraduate module "Climate, Energy and International Relations" with Dr Andrew Judge in spring 2024.

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2021: STEP Emerging Young Scholar Award (American Political Science Association)

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2018: Environmental Politics and Governance (EPG) Network, Executive Committee

Editorial boards

  • 2021 - 2025: Cambridge Univ. Press
  • 2021: Institute for Replication (I4R)