Dr. Ryan Rafaty is a political scientist interested in energy and climate policy, and social welfare more generally. Ryan's work bridges the fields of comparative politics and public policy, political economy, political theory, and mixed methods research. He is interested in understanding the political and economic conditions necessary for energy system transformation, and using this knowledge to inform current political action and policymaking. He is currently working on several research projects with the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York and at University of Oxford. He received his Ph.D. from University of Cambridge.