Michaël Aklin is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, which he joined in 2015. His research focuses on international and comparative political economy with applications to environmental issues and financial crises. The author of two books (MIT Press), his work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Energy Economics, Nature Energy, and PNAS. He completed his PhD at New York University and spent time at the University of Pennsylvania, Sciences Po, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He is also a Fellow at Johns Hopkins' Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy.