Niccolò Manych

Global China Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Ph.D., Political Science, Technical University Berlin

Niccolò Manych is a Global China Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center. In his interdisciplinary dissertation at the Technical University Berlin (TUB), Niccolò examined the political economy of coal transitions. He highlighted the benefits of timely coal phase-outs, the importance of policies to foster and manage coal transitions and the apparent dichotomy between country-specific phase-outs and cross-country policy learning. In parallel, Niccolò worked at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC Berlin). He holds an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from TUB, specializing in Energy and Resource Management.

Niccolò has published on the political economy of coal and finance flows for coal-fired power plants. He conducted country case studies, comparative studies and global analyses with different methods, including traditional content analyses of interviews, computational text analyses with machine learning and systematic literature reviews.


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