Aseem Prakash

Aseem Prakash is the Walker Family Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences, the Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Politics, and a professor in the department of political science at the University of Washington.

Milton Friedman Versus Jeff Bezos on Climate Leadership

Milton Friedman Versus Jeff Bezos on Climate Leadership

Firms that address climate change mitigate political risk and protect their reputation, while maximizing profit.

Are Net-Zero Emission Pledges Credible?

Are Net-Zero Emission Pledges Credible?

Climate change pledges require concrete government policies to ensure their enforceability and effectiveness.

A Green Economy Must Achieve Climate Justice

A Green Economy Must Achieve Climate Justice

Environmental policymaking should focus on serving the underprivileged.

Should India’s Supreme Court Enforce Regulations?

Should India’s Supreme Court Enforce Regulations?

India’s Supreme Court enforces public interest regulations, but it risks political harm in doing so.

The Unexpected Consequences of Private Regulatory Standards

The Unexpected Consequences of Private Regulatory Standards

A globally recognized certifiable standard could correct market failure and improve product quality.

Information-Based Regulation and the Search for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Information-Based Regulation and the Search for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Rankings for company’s new headquarters offer cautionary lessons about using rankings as regulatory tools.

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Economic, environmental, and policy considerations underlie the President’s “solar wall” proposal.

Why a Retreat from Paris Now?

Why a Retreat from Paris Now?

Political science models may help explain the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.