University of Pennsylvania
My research focuses on behavior and policy preferences regarding climate change, inequality, and other societal challenges that require large-scale human cooperation. I use a variety of methods to study behavior, narrative, emotions, and underlying preferences, including incentivized/survey experiments, computational text analysis, and formal/agent-based modeling. Ultimately, my goal is to understand what motivates or demotivates individuals to act or support policies that mitigate climate change.
Country(ies) of SpecialtyUnited States Taiwan
Focus areas of expertiseClimate policy and politics Behavioral action Public opinion Social Media
Smirnov, Oleg, and Pei-Hsun Hsieh. “COVID-19, climate change, and the finite pool of worry in 2019 to 2021 Twitter discussions.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119.43 (2022): e2210988119.