I study comparative environmental politics with a broad interest in the challenges and strategies related to adopting timely policy responses to environmental change. My research focuses on policy advocacy, including corporate lobbying on climate change, transnational advocacy networks, and the innovation and diffusion of environmental policy. I have published my work in the American Journal of Political Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other peer-reviewed journals.Curriculum Vitae
I conduct research on topics primarily relating to environmental political and policy, comparative public policy, policy advocacy and lobbying, political networks, and policy innovation and diffusion.
Lerner, Michael and Iain Osgood. 2022. “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(2): 120–142.
Osgood, Iain, Michael Lerner, Jared Cory. 2021. “Supply Chain Linkages and the Extended Carbon Coalition.” American Journal of Political Science 65(1):69–87.
Guess, Andrew M., Michael Lerner, Benjamin Lyons, Jacob M. Montgomery, Brendan Nyhan, Jason Reifler, and 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 Science 117(27):15536–15545.
Lerner, Michael, Ryo Fujikura, Mikiyasu Nakayama, and Manami Fujikura. 2016. “The Influences of Limits to Growth and Global 2000 on U.S. Environmental Governance.” International Journal of Social Sciences 4(8):52–63.
Cory, Jared, Michael Lerner, and Iain Osgood. January 2022. “Coalitions on Climate Change.” The Political Economist.
Michael Lerner, Francisco Garcia-Gibson, and Martin Lodge. November 2021. “Can World Leaders Keep Their Promises on Climate Change?” LSE Department of Government Blog.
Lerner, Michael. February 2019. Review of Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics by Darren Frederick Speece. National Political Science Review 20(1):204–206
Basile, Samantha, Michael Lerner, and Keyon Rostamnezhad. December 2018. "Boost University Voices at COP24 UN Climate Meeting.” Nature 564(7734):39–40.
Harris, Theresa L., Jonathan Drake, Jessica M. Wyndham, Susan R. Wolfinbarger, Stephen D. Lott, and Michael Lerner. July 2018. “Geospatial Evidence in International Human Rights Litigation: Technical and Legal Considerations.” Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program (SRHRL) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Bruch, Carl, Michael Lerner, and Claudia D’Andrea. “Political Economy Analysis: Protecting Biodiversity and Reducing Unintended Consequences.” January 2017. Policy Brief No. 13. Environmental Law Institute. Washington, DC.
Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). June 2016. “Alternative Classification Schemes for Man-Made Hazards in the Context of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework.” Prepared on behalf of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Industrial and Chemical Accidents. Geneva, Switzerland.
Lerner, Michael. October 2014. “Opportunity, Risk, and Public Acceptability: The Question of Shale Gas Exploitation in Québec.” Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy. Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy. Ann Arbor, MI.
Gard-Murray, Alexander and Michael Lerner. “Fuzzy shocks.” Under review.
Lerner, Michael and Charles R. Shipan. “Political Institutions and the Durability of Environmental Policy.” In preparation.
I provide expert consulting services on environmental policy, advocacy strategy, or analysis. My past clients include intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and private companies.
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