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Talbot M. Andrews

University of Connecticut

Based in

United States
North America

My work focuses on how institutions, the media, and the physical environment shape policy preferences and behavior related to climate change. I use a combination of incentivized experiments, public opinion data, and formal theory to answer questions such as: How do we govern emerging mitigation technologies (e.g., geoengineering)? What are the determinants of support for costly mitigation, adaptation, and disaster relief policy? What are the electoral consequences of expanding renewable energy infrastructure? I am also more broadly interested in behavioral political economy, and how public opinion is shaped by disasters. While most of my work is based in the United States, I also work with a team studying climate change literacy across Africa. My work has been published in journals such as The Journal of Politics, Nature Climate Change, and Political Behavior. I am currently an assistant professor of political science at the University of Connecticut. I was previously a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, and completed my PhD at Stony Brook University in the fall of 2020.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Geoengineering Renewable energy Public opinion

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Andrews, Talbot M., Andrew W. Delton, and Reuben Kline. “Who Do You Trust? Institutions That Constrain Leaders Help People Prevent Disaster.Journal of Politics, 2023.

Andrews, Talbot M., Nicholas P. Simpson, Katharine J. Mach, and Christopher H. Trisos. “Risk from Response to a Changing Climate.” Climate Risk Management, 2023.

Simpson, Nicholas P., Williams, P. A.; Mach, K. J.; Berrang-Ford, L.; Biesbroek, R.; Haasnoot, M.; Segnon, A. C.; Campbell, D.; Musah-Surugu, J. I.; Joe, E. T.; Nunbogu, A. M.; Sabour, S.; Meyer, A. L. S.; Andrews, T. M.; Singh, C.; Siders, A. R.; Lawrence, J.; Van Aalst, M.; Trisos, C. H. “Adaptation to Compound Climate Risks: A Systematic Global Stocktake.” IScience, vol. 26, no. 2, 2023.

Andrews, Talbot M., Reuben Kline, Yanna Krupnikov, and John Barry Ryan. “Too Many Ways to Help: How to Promote Climate Change Mitigation Behaviors.Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol. 81, 2022,

Andrews, Talbot M., Andrew W. Delton, and Reuben Kline. “Anticipating Moral Hazard Undermines Climate Mitigation in an Experimental Geoengineering Game.” Ecological Economics, vol. 196, 2022,

Andrews, Talbot M., and John Barry Ryan. “Preferences for Prevention: People Assume Expensive Problems Have Expensive Solutions.” Risk Analysis, 2022,

Simpson, Nicholas P., Andrews, T. M.; Krönke, M.; Lennard, C.; Odoulami, R. C.; Ouweneel, B.; Steynor, A.; Trisos, C. H. “Climate Change Literacy in Africa.Nature Climate Change, vol. 11, no. 11, 2021,

Andrews, Talbot M., Andrew W. Delton, and Reuben Kline. “Is a Rational Politics of Disaster Possible? Making Useful Decisions for Others in an Experimental Disaster Game.” Political Behavior, 2021,

Jebari, Joseph, Táíwò, O. O.; Andrews, T. M.; Aquila, V.; Beckage, B.; Belaia, M.; Clifford, M.; Fuhrman, J.; Keller, D. P.; Mach, K. J.; Morrow, D. R.; Raimi, K. T.; Visioni, D.; Nicholson, S.; Trisos, C. H. “From Moral Hazard to Risk-Response Feedback.Climate Risk Management, vol. 33, 2021,

Andrews, Talbot M., and Oleg Smirnov. “Who Feels the Impacts of Climate Change?Global Environmental Change, vol. 65, 2020,

Sawyer, Katherine, and Talbot M. Andrews. “Rebel Recruitment and Retention in Civil Conflict.” International Interactions, vol. 46, no. 6, 2020,

Ryan, John Barry, Talbot M. Andrews, Tracy Goodwin, and Yanna Krupnikov. “When Trust Matters: The Case of Gun Control.” Political Behavior, 2020,

Andrews, Talbot M., Andrew W. Delton, and Reuben Kline. “High-Risk High-Reward Investments to Mitigate Climate Change.” Nature Climate Change, vol. 8, 2018,