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Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Strathclyde

Patrick Bayer is a political scientists who studies international cooperation and the political economy of environmental regulation and energy policy. He is particularly interested in how the domestic political economy and political incentives shape governments’ and firms’ responses to climate change and the global energy transformation. In currently ongoing work, Bayer studies the politics of carbon markets, firms' commitments to corporate decarbonisation, and the distributional effects of climate policy. He also leads a recently awarded ESRC project on the role of science in internatonal climate cooperation.

Bayer has been Senior Lecturer in the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde since 2019. He's also a Chancellor's Fellow in Strathclyde's Centre for Energy Policy and non-resident Fellow at the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Strathclyde, he worked across town at the University of Glasgow. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and a predoctoral fellow at Columbia University. He holds a PhD degree in political science from the University of Mannheim and an MSc in Environmental Economics from UCL.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Strathclyde


  • 2013 
    University of Mannheim, PhD Political Science