Dr Ryan Rafaty
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.
Carbon pricing and the elasticity of CO2 emissions
22 Mar 23
We study the impacts of carbon pricing on CO2 emissions across five sectors for a panel of 39 countr...
Political strategies to overcome climate policy obstructionism
21 Nov 22
Allocation, allocation, allocation! The political economy of the development of the European Union Emissions Trading System
08 Sep 22
No. 2021-07 - Five Worlds of Political Strategy in the Climate Movement
19 Mar 21
We propose a taxonomy of five strategic paradigms for overcoming obstructionism: antagonism (“name, ...
Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development
24 Mar 20
Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development argues that most of the emissions redu...
Funding Inclusive Green Transition through Greenhouse Gas Pricing
02 Mar 20
Climate abatement is a truly global public good and so we actually have to have a functioning policy...
Revoking coal mining permits: an economic and legal analysis
18 Feb 20
Achieving mitigation targets under the Paris Agreement will depend on the early retirement of coal m...
Sensitive intervention points in the post-carbon transition
12 Apr 19
We propose to examine how to exploit similar sensitive intervention points (SIPs) and amplification ...
Perceptions of Corruption, Political Distrust, and the Weakening of Climate Policy
10 Aug 18
This article presents a theory of the relationship between public perceptions of political corruptio...