Stefan Pauer

PhD Candidate
Faculty of Law
Kathryn Harrison and David Duff
Funding Period: 
2015 to 2018
Border Tax Adjustments in Support of Domestic Climate Policies: Explaining the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Stefan Pauer is a doctoral candidate in law at the University of British Columbia. In his research, he seeks to understand the conditions under which governments choose to adopt or not to adopt border tax adjustments (also known as carbon tariffs) to support domestic climate policies. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, he integrates the disciplines of political science, law, and economics. Before coming to UBC for his doctoral studies, he has worked for several years at the European Commission as a Policy Officer on the European Union’s cap-and-trade system.