Stefan Renckens

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  • Public Policy
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations


  • MESc, Leuven University
  • M.A., Leuven University
  • M.Sc., Leuven University
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University

Stefan Renckens

Assistant Professor


My research interests include global environmental politics, transnational private governance, global political economy, and European Union politics. My current research examines the interactions between transnational private sustainability governance and public governance; interest representation and lobbying by private governance actors; global fisheries governance; and sustainable finance governance. I also work on issues related to renewable energy, climate change, e-waste, agriculture, and fair trade. My forthcoming book is titled “Private Governance and Public Authority: Regulating Sustainability in a Global Economy” (Cambridge University Press). My research has been published in Governance, Ecological Economics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Regulation & Governance, International Environmental Agreements, and Business & Politics. I am affiliated with the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale University; and the Earth System Governance Project.

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