B Econ (Hons I), Uni. of Sydney; PhD, ANU
Dr Christian Downie is a Fellow and the Higher Degree Research Convenor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at The Australian National University. He was previously a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales.
Christian has worked as a foreign policy advisor to the Australian Government’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and a climate policy advisor to the Department of Climate Change. Christian holds a PhD in international relations and political science from the Australian National University, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in economics. He has spent time teaching or researching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Chulalongkorn, among others, and he has worked in policy think tanks in Canberra and Washington D.C.
His first book, The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations, was published in 2014. Christian is also the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and more than 40 policy, conference and opinion pieces.
For more information and list of publications visit his personal website.
Available student projects
I am always eager to hear from Masters and PhD students who have an interest in working on projects in the following areas:
• Global energy policy
• Global climate change policy
• US energy policy
• The G20
• Business actors and clean energy transitions
Please do feel free to get in contact if you would like to pursue further study in any of these areas and to see whether I would be a suitable supervisor.
However, before you do, please check your eligibility to pursue a Master of Philosophy or PhD at the ANU.