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Kathryn Harrison

University of British Columbia

Based in

North America

Kathryn Harrison is a Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Before entering academia, Harrison worked as a chemical engineer and a policy analyst for both Environment Canada and the United States Congress. She has published widely on Canadian and US climate policy, and advised governments from the local to international level. Harrison is a frequent media commentator on Canadian climate policy.

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Kathryn Harrison, forthcoming “Climate Federalism in Canada.” In Alan Fenna, Sébastien Jodoin, and Joana Setzer, eds, Climate Governance and Federalism:  a Forum of Federations comparative policy analysis. Cambridge University Press.

Matto Mildenberger, Erick Lachapelle, Kathryn Harrison, Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen, (2022). “Carbon tax rebate programs have had limited impacts on the politics of carbon pricing to date,” Nature Climate Change 12 (142): 141-147.

Navroz Dubash, Aditya Pillai, Christian Flachlsand, Kathryn Harrison, Kathryn Hochstetler, Matthew Lockword, Robert MacNeil, Matto Mildenberger, Matthew Paterson, Fei Teng, Emily Tyler. November 2021. “National Climate Institutions Complement Targets and Policies.” Science 374 (2021): 690-3.

Kathryn Harrison, (2020). “Political Institutions and Supply-Side Climate Politics: Lessons from Coal Ports in the United States and Canada.” Global Environmental Politics 20 (2020) 51-72.

Kathryn Harrison, (2019). “Environmental Policy: Climate Change.” In Paul J. Quirk, ed., The United States and Canada: How Two Democracies Differ, and Why It Matters. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Kathryn Harrison, (2019). “Natural Resources, Federalism, and the Canadian Economy.” In Peter Loewen, Carolyn Hughes Tuohy, Sophie Borwein, and Andrew Potter, editors, Policy Transformation in Canada: Is Past Prologue?, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Kathryn Harrison, (2018). “The Challenge of Transition in Liberal Market Economies: The United States and Canada.” In Kurt Heubner, ed., National Pathways to Low Carbon Economies, Routledge.

Kathryn Harrison, (2015). “International Carbon Trade and Domestic Climate Politics.” Global Environmental Politics, 15 (2015): 27-48.

Kathryn Harrison, (2013). “Federalism and Climate Policy Innovation: A Critical Reassessment.” Canadian Public Policy 39 (2013): S95-S108.

Kathryn Harrison,  (October 2013). “The Political Economy of British Columbia’s Carbon Tax.” OECD Environment Working Paper 63.

Kathryn Harrison, (2012). “A Tale of Two Taxes: The Fate of Environmental Tax Reform in Canada.” Review of Policy Research 29 (2012): 383-407.

Kathryn Harrison, (2010). “The Comparative Politics of Carbon Taxation.” Annual Review of Law and Society 26 (2010): 1-23.

Kathryn Harrison and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, eds, (2010). “Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change.” (Cambridge: MIT Press).

Kathryn Harrison, (2007). “The Road Not Taken: Climate Change Policy in Canada and the United States.” Global Environmental Politics, 7 (2007) 92-117.