Matthew Hoffmann

Professor, Political Science
Co-Director, Environmental Governance Lab


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Matthew J. Hoffmann is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab alongside Steven Bernstein and Teresa Kramarz. He teaches in the Department of Political Sciences at the St. George Campus and in the Department of Social Sciences at the Scarborough campus. His research focuses on global environmental governance and he is especially interested in the global response to climate change.

Professor Hoffmann has a number of ongoing research projects in the areas of global governance and environmental politics. In April 2013 he began a new research project on developing pathways to decarbonization, with a number of collaborators from Canada, the US, the UK, and Sweden funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. His recent book with Oxford University Press examines the emergence and implications of climate governance experiments. He is also engaged in a collaborative study of carbon markets with his colleagues Matthew Paterson (University of Ottawa), Michele Betsill (Colorado State University), and Steven Bernstein (University of Toronto) funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Beyond environmental politics, he is engaged in a collaborative project on the evolution of multilateral treaty-making with colleagues from the University of Delaware.