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Michael Lerner

London School of Economics

Based in

United Kingdom

Michael Lerner is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics. Michael studies comparative environmental politics with a broad interest in questions relating to the challenges and strategies for adopting timely policy responses to environmental change. His research focuses in particular on policy advocacy, including corporate lobbying on climate change, transnational advocacy networks, and the innovation and diffusion of environmental policy. Michael has published his work in the American Journal of Political Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Fossil fuels Renewable energy

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Lerner, Michael and Iain Osgood. Forthcoming “Across the boards: Explaining firm support for climate policy,” British Journal of Political Science.

Lerner, Michael. 2021. “Local power: Understanding the adoption and design of county wind energy regulation,” Review of Policy Research 39(20): 120–142.

Jared Cory, Michael Lerner, & Iain Osgood. 2020. “Supply chain linkages and the extended carbon coalition,” American Journal of Political Science 65(1): 69–87.

Andrew M. Guess, Michael Lerner, Benjamin Lyons, Jacob M. Montgomery, Brendan Nyhan, Jason Reifler, & Neelanjan Sircar. 2020. “A digital media literacy intervention increases discernment between mainstream and false news in the United States and India,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(27): 15536–15545.

Michael Lerner, Ryo Fujikura, Mikiyasu Nakayama, & Manami Fujikura. 2016. “The influence of Limits to Growth and Global 2000 on U.S. environmental governance,” International Journal of Social Science Studies 4(8): 52–63.