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Jianjian Gao

 Jianjian Gao


Project title

International environmental cooperation and climate change laws diffusion: A network analysis.

Project description

My research aims to apply methods from network science and data science to study a wide range of problems related to global environmental cooperation, climate change and international relations.

Specifically, my first project is to apply network theory to examine the emerging structure of global environmental cooperation through treaties, with the aim to understand the influence of network structure on relationships between signatory countries.  In addition, I am working on a project on policy diffusion. In this project, we aim to use diffusion models to reveal the diffusion patterns of climate change laws across countries.


1st Supervisor: Professor Pietro Panzarasa
2nd Supervisor: Dr. Caterina Gennaioli

Centre and Group Membership


Stefano Carattini, Sam Fankhauser, Jianjian Gao, Caterina Gennaioli, Pietro Panzarasa. The global network of environmental agreements: a preliminary analysis. Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2019, Washington, DC.


  • Poster presentation at International School and Conference on Network Science, NetSci, Sep 17-25, 2020, Roma, Italy.
  • Oral and poster presentation at 6th International Conference on Computational Social Science, 2020, MA USA.
  • Poster presentation at 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science, 2019, Netherlands.
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