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Jeff Colgan

The Market is Valuing Climate Risk All Wrong (written by Jeff Colgan)

July 6, 2018 Global Policy Journal

Jeff Colgan in Global Policy Journal, "At the moment, property values and stock prices generally seem unaffected by the prospect of climate change, which generates a comforting illusion that our current trajectory is sustainable. But the idea that that markets rapidly update prices with all available information – an idea for which Eugene Fama won a Nobel Prize in 2013 – relies on a strict set of assumptions. In a world of climate change, those assumptions bear re-examination."


Harvey caused a chemical plant explosion. Is that the next face of climate change? (written by Jeff Colgan)

September 6, 2017 The Washington Post

As Texans worry about the potential health effects from the flooded plant that led to a massive fire, political scientist Jeff Colgan wrote in his most recent op-ed that this type of incident is called a 'knock-on' effect of climate change and that political fights are likely to ensue over whose responsible for other 'knock-on' effects as the climate continues to warm.


The Liberal Order Is Rigged (co-authored by Jeff Colgan)

April 19, 2017 Foreign Affairs

Political Science professor Jeff Colgan in Foreign Affairs, "Those of us who have not only analyzed globalization and the liberal order but also celebrated them share some responsibility for the rise of populism."


Teaching Democratic Erosion (written by Jeff Colgan and Rob Blair)

February 28, 2017 Duck of Minerva

Political Science professors Jeff Colgan and Rob Blair in Duck of Minerva, "Although we do not wish to professionally engage in partisan politics, as scholars we are alarmed by Trump’s willingness to transgress long-standing norms of democracy, tolerance and civility."


Saving Liberalism (written by Jeff Colgan)

January 17, 2017 Foreign Affairs

Jeff Colgan, Political Science Professor, in Foreign Affairs, "But when elites fail to give reasonable cues about who the 'other' is, people decide for themselves."