PhD Candidate

PhD Student

Stefan Pauer is a PhD candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (UBC). He is climate policy professional with several years of experience in policy analysis and development. In his research, he seeks to understand the conditions under which governments choose to adopt or not to adopt border tax adjustments (also known as carbon tariffs) to support domestic climate policies. His interdisciplinary research draws on political science and economics as well as law, with a strong focus on producing research that is useful for practitioners involved in policy-making. Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, Stefan worked as a Policy Officer at the European Commission on the European Union’s cap-and-trade system, which forms the cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change. Stefan has received numerous scholarships, grants, and awards. The organizations supporting his research include the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network, the UBC Public Scholars Initiative, and the Allard School of Law at UBC. Stefan is pursuing a non-academic career by building on his research to advance effective climate policy. Upon completion of his PhD studies, Stefan aims to continue focusing on climate policy analysis and development, possibly as part of a think tank or in government administration.