Dr Ryan Rafaty


Ryan Rafaty2


Ryan Rafaty is a political scientist by training, whose ongoing research investigates the design, sequencing, and comparative performance of climate change mitigation policies under varied political and economic regimes. Ryan is a Senior Economist with the World Bank, Washington DC and an Associate of Climate Econometrics, Nuffield College, University of Oxford where he contributes to policy-focused knowledge exchange between climatology, econometrics, and political science. He has a doctorate from the Department of Politics at University of Cambridge, and is a Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance.

As an Associate at INET-Oxford, Ryan contributes to the programmes on the Economics of Sustainability and the Post-Carbon Transition. In a volunteer capacity, Ryan manages the Secretariat for the Net Zero Working Group of the Business Action Council, a broad coalition of UK entrepreneurs and business associations formed during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which is currently exploring and proposing a series of policy recommendations to support a green recovery.

Previously, Ryan was a consultant at the World Bank’s Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice, Deputy Research Director at the Climate Leadership Council, and Managing Editor (Book Reviews) at the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, among other roles.

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