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Erick Lachapelle

Université de Montréal

Based in

North America

Erick Lachapelle is a Professor of Political Science at the Université de Montréal and the principal investigator for the Canadian Surveys on Energy and the Environment (CSEE). His research examines the social and political responses to climate change, with a focus on the cultural, psychological and political factors shaping public policy and public opinion. His research has appeared in such journals as the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Environmental Politics, PLOS One, Nature Climate Change, and the Policy Studies Journal.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Canada

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Behavioral action Public opinion

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Martel-Morin, Marjolaine & Lachapelle, Erick. (2022). Code Red for humanity or Time for Broad Collective Action? Exploring the Role of Positive and Negative Messaging in (De)Motivating Climate actionFrontiers in Communication, 7, 252.

Martel-Morin, Marjolaine & Lachapelle, Erick. (2022). The Five Canada’s of Climate Change: Using Audience Segmentation to Inform Communication on Climate Policy. PLOS One, 17(11), e0273977.

Nadeau, Richard., Lachapelle, Erick & Bergeron, Thomas (2022). Environment versus Economy Policy Preferences: Follow up questions reveal substantial heterogeneity within the environmental coalition. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Bergquist, Parrish, De Roche, Gabriel, Lachapelle, Erick, Mildenberger, Matto & Harrison, Kathryn (2022). The Politics of Intersecting Crises : The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Climate Policy Preferences. British Journal of Political Science. FirstView.

Mildenberger, Matto, Lachapelle, Erick, Harrison, Kathryn, and Stadelmann-Steffen, Isabelle. (2022). Limited impacts of carbon tax rebate programs on public support for carbon pricing. Nature Climate Change, 12(2): 141-147

Jagers, Sverker, Erick Lachapelle, Simon Matti et Johan Martinsson. (2021). « Bridging the Gap? The Effect of Compensation Measures on Public Support for Carbon Taxes in the United States, Canada and Germany ». Review of Policy Research, 38(5): 529-554.

Lachapelle, Erick, Richard Nadeau et Alexandre Morin-Chassé. (2021). « Framing the Energy East Pipeline Debate in Canada: Public Opinion is Sensitive to Public Safety and Economic Considerations ». Energy Research & Social Science. 77, 102091.

Tvinnereim, Endre., Lægreid, Ole Martin, Liu, Xiaozi, Shaw, Daigee, Borick, Christopher et Erick Lachapelle. 2020. « Climate change risk perceptions and the problem of scale: Evidence from cross-national survey experiments ». Environmental Politics, 29(7): 1178-1198.

Gunterman, Eric et Erick Lachapelle. 2020. “Canadian Parties Matter More than You Think: Party and Leader Ratings Moderate Party Cue Effects.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 53, 839-852.

Morin-Chassé, Alexandre et Erick Lachapelle. 2020. “Partisan strength and the politicization of global climate change: a re-examination of Schuldt, Rob, and Schwarz 2015” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 10: 31-40.

Kiss, Simon, Éric Montpetit &. Erick Lachapelle. 2020. “Beyond Regions and Ideology: Using Cultural Theory to Examine Risk Perceptions in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 53(2): 439-460.

Lachapelle, Erick et Simon Kiss. 2019. “Opposition to carbon pricing and right-wing populism: The case of Ontario’s 2018 General Election.” Environmental Politics, 28(5): 970-976.

Lachapelle, Erick, Simon Kiss & Éric Montpetit. 2018. “Public Perceptions of Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) in Canada: Economic Nationalism, Issue Familiarity, and Cultural Bias.” Extractive Industries and Society, 5: 634 – 647.

Lachapelle, Erick. 2017. “Communicating about Carbon Taxes and Emissions Trading Programs.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

Mildenberger, Matto, Peter Howe, Erick Lachapelle, Leah Stokes, Jennifer Marlon and Timothy Gravelle. 2016. “The Distribution of Climate Change Public Opinion in Canada” PLoS ONE 11(8): 1-14.

Gravelle, Timothy B. and Erick Lachapelle. 2015. “Politics, Proximity and the Pipeline: Mapping Public Attitudes toward Keystone XL” Energy Policy 83: 99-108.

Lachapelle, Erick, Eric Montpetit and Jean-Philippe Gauvin. 2014. “Public Perceptions of Expert Credibility on Policy Issues: The Role of Expert Framing and Political Worldviews.” Policy Studies Journal, 42 (4): 674-697.

Lachapelle, Erick and Matthew Paterson. 2013. “Drivers of National Climate Policy.” Climate Policy. 13(5): 547-571.

Lachapelle, Erick Christopher P. Borick and Barry Rabe. 2012. “Public Attitudes toward Climate Science and Climate Policy in Federal Systems: Canada and the United States Compared.” Review of Policy Research. 29(3): 334-57.