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Leigh S. Raymond

Leigh S. Raymond

Professor // Political Science

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2216E


Phone: (765) 494-4182

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
M.S. University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Yale University

Current CV



Public Policy
Environmental Politics and Policy



Faculty Affiliate, Purdue Policy Research Institute
Faculty Affiliate, Purdue Climate Change Research Center
Faculty Affiliate, Purdue Center for the Environment


Research Summary

Professor Raymond's research focuses on environmental policy, especially market-based policy approaches. He studies how informal rules and social norms related to fairness, ownership, and environmental values affect environmental policy creation, policy change, and policy implementation. His work has covered a range of topics including policies on acid rain and climate change, energy conservation, environmental risk management, renewable fuels, conservation tillage, and biodiversity protection on private lands.


Awards and Grants

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in the Sustainable Economy, University of Ottawa, Fall 2018.

Purdue Policy Research Institute Faculty Fellow, 2017-18.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Greening Growth Partnership Grant. Co-PI. $2.5 million (Canadian), 2018-2024.

National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities Program. Sociotechnical Systems to Enable Smart and Connected Energy-Aware Residential Communities. Co-PI on community partnerships and resident energy feedback research. $3.58 million, 2017-21.


Selected Publications

Raymond, Leigh. 2019. "Policy perspective: Building Political Support for Carbon Pricing—Lessons from Cap-and-Trade Policies." Energy Policy 134. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.110986

Cann, Heather W. and Leigh Raymond. 2018. "Does Climate Denialism Still Matter? The Prevalence of Alternative Frames in Opposition to Climate Policy." Environmental Politics 27 (3): 433-454. 

Davis, Taylor, Erin P. Hennes, and Leigh Raymond*. 2018. "Perspective: Cultural Evolution of Normative Motivations for Sustainable Behaviour." Nature Sustainability 1: 218-224. doi: 10.1038/s41893-018-0061-9

Raymond, Leigh. 2016. Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a New Model of Emissions Trading. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Winner, 2017 Lynton Keith Caldwell Award for Best Book in Environmental Politics
APSA Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics Section

Raymond, Leigh., S. Laurel Weldon, Daniel Kelly, Ximena B. Arriaga, and Ann Marie Clark. 2014. "Making Change: Norm-Based Strategies for Institutional Change to Address Intractable Problems." Political Research Quarterly 67 (1): 197-211. 

Pereira Di Salvo, Carlos J. and Leigh Raymond. 2010. "Defining the Precautionary Principle: An Empirical Analysis of Elite Discourse." Environmental Politics 19 (1): 86-106.