Scholars

Kathryn Hochstetler

London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom

Kathy Hochstetler is Professor of International Development at the LSE. She has been researching the intersection between environment and development for thirty years, focusing on international environmental negotiations, global trade and finance, and South American politics, especially in Brazil. Her most recent book is Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

Publications

Kathryn Hochstetler. 2021. “Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa,”

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Business and Public Policy series.

Jazmin Sierra & Kathryn Hochstetler. 2017. “Transnational Activist Networks and Rising Powers: Transparency and Environmental Concerns in the Brazilian National Development Bank,”

International Studies Quarterly 61(4): 760-773 (December 2017).

Kathryn Hochstetler. 2017. “Tracking Presidents and Policies: Environmental Politics from Lula to Dilma,”

Policy Studies 38(3): 262-278 (March 2017).

Kathryn Hochstetler & J. Ricardo Tranjan. 2016. “Environment and Consultation in the Brazilian Democratic Developmental State,”

Comparative Politics 48(4): 497-516 (July 2016).

Kathryn Hochstetler & Genia Kostka. 2015. “Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and China: Interests, State-Business Relations, and Policy Outcomes,”

Global Environmental Politics 15(3): 74-94 (August 2015).

Media Coverage

Kathryn Hochstetler’s research on Brazilian environmental politics discussed by Naiara Galarraga Gortázar. Agronegócio, a inesperada resistência ao desmonte ambiental de Brasil,” El País, September 9, 2019.

Can Floods of International Money Put Out the Fires in the Amazon?,” Kathryn Hochstetler, London School of Economics and Political Science, August 29, 2019.

Kathryn Hochstetler’s research on Brazilian environmental politics discussed by Marcia Reverdosa and Sheena McKensie. Brazil’s Brumadinho Dam was certified ‘stable’ weeks before it collapsed,” CNN, January 30, 2019.

Kathryn Hochstetler’s research on Brazilian environmental politics discussed by Daniel Buarque. Tragédias afetam desenvolvimento mais que regulamentações, diz pesquisadora,” Blog do Brasilianismo, January 29, 2019.

Kathryn Hochstetler’s research on Brazilian environmental politics discussed by E.A. Crunden. Brazil Follows Trump in ‘slippery slope’ pivot away from climate commitments,” Think Progress, January 8, 2019.