Mark Huberty is a Research Associate at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy and a graduate student in Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, his research has focused on the political economy of climate change mitigation and technological transformation, the advanced industrial economies, and applied computational research methods.
His dissertation analyzes the political economy of energy systems transformations as the critical component of successful climate change mitigation. He argues that the nature of a low-emissions energy systems transformation poses serious barriers to effective emissions reduction policy when pursued as an isolated policy. Instead, successful long-term emissions reduction will depend issue linkage strategies that tie long-term emissions reduction to near-term, tangible gains elsewhere in the economy. But the contours of these policy strategies will depend critically on the structure of national energy systems. This implies both highly idiosyncratic national policy strategies, and fundamental limits to the role that emissions pricing alone will play in long-term emissions reduction.
Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, he worked as a management consultant for Accenture, and a research analyst for the A.T. Kearney Global Business Policy Council. In addition to his doctoral work, he has degrees in chemistry and international relations.