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Kristin Olofsson




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Kristin Olofsson is a PhD student in Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MSc in Development Studies from Uppsala University in Sweden. Kristin is a research assistant with the Workshop on Public Policy Research and a research fellow with the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She has been funded through National Science Foundation grants focusing on the development of low-carbon cities in China, India and the United States and exploring the impact of unconventional oil and gas exploration in several states.




Kristin’s work has focused on environmental and energy policy, with interests primarily in comparative policy processes and institutional analysis. She prefers mixed method research and has developed qualitative and quantitative skills in narrative analysis, interviewing, coding, process tracing, survey design and analysis, large- and small-n data set analysis, advanced statistical modeling, and network analysis. Past research focused on economic and financial market growth as well as political psychology and its intersection with advanced democratic values. She has applied quantitative analysis, narrative discourse analysis, and network analysis to climate and energy debates in India, Western Europe, and the United States to understand policy actors’ priorities and institutional capacity for response. Her current work explores the political behavior of policy actors, to better capture the impact of participation within the policy process and the resulting quality of politics.

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