Kristin Olofsson began the
PhD program in the fall of 2013. She earned a B.A. in Political Science
from the University of Colorado Boulder and an M.Sc. in Development
Studies from Uppsala University in Sweden. Kristin is a research
assistant with the Workshop
on Policy Process Research under the PIRE grant focusing on the
development of low-carbon cities in India, China and the United States.
Current research applies narrative discourse analysis to climate debates
in India and China to explore policy actors' priorities
and institutional capacities for response. Her past research focused on
economic and financial market growth in developing countries as well as
political psychology and its intersection with advanced democratic
values. Her research interests include political
economy, comparative policy processes in both developed and developing
countries and institutional analysis.