Elin Lerum Boasson

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Academic interests

Energy and climate policy and politics. EU level as well as domestic policy processes, especially in Norway and Sweden.

Theory: Neo-institutionalism, Policy Entrepreneurship, Economic Sociology, Organization Studies, Policy Process Studies, Europeanization and European Integration.

Method: Qualitative interviews, comparative policy studies, case studies and comparative case studies. 

Courses taught


Elin Lerum Boasson has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo. She has been a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, Freie University, Berlin and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research explains variaion in climate and energy policy accross countries, and explores how and to what extent business, governmental organizations, politicians and EU steering shapes the policy development. 

She is one of the lead authors in the 6th Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with a special responsebility for national policies and institutions.

Boasson has a 20% position at CICERO Center for International Climate Research. Boasson was a leader of working group 1 ‘Sources’ (focusing on climate policy invention) in the COST Action Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects. She also led the  large research project 'Revising the National Renewables Policy Mix: The role of state aid and other key EU policies (REMIX)'.

Tags: Public Policy and Administration, Public policy, neo-institutionalism, organization theory, European Union, European integration, Europeanization
Published Sep. 8, 2015 9:31 AM - Last modified Aug. 30, 2019 4:21 PM


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