Tom Bearpark

STEP Ph.D. Student

Tom is a first year student at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is advised by Professor Michael Oppenheimer, and is studying towards a PhD in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy.

At Princeton Tom aims to do interdisciplinary research, focusing on environmental policy analysis. His research interests relate to climate policy, and especially the political economy of its implementation across the world. He is also interested in using econometric methods to understand the impacts of climate change on ecosystems.

Before coming to Princeton, Tom worked at the Climate Impact Lab, a team of interdisciplinary researchers that aim to quantify and project the impacts of climate change across the world. He also spent two years working in the UK government's energy regulator as an analyst and economist. 

Tom has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics, and a masters in Economic Research from the University of Cambridge.