Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Leigh Raymond

Contact Information

BRNG 2216E
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Leigh's research focuses on environmental policy, property rights, and the role of normative ideas in political behavior. He has published research in law and policy journals including: Ecology Law Quarterly, Energy Policy, Environmental History, Marine Policy, Natural Resources Journal, Policy Sciences, Policy Studies Journal, and Science. Climate change policy has been as an area of research interest for him since 1999, primarily in terms of the political process of creating and allocating tradable allowances for greenhouse gas emissions. His ideas about allocation and equity in climate change policy have been published in the journals Energy Policy and Science. His 2003 book (published by Resources For the Future press), "Private Rights in Public Resources," deals with the issue in more detail, devoting a chapter to this allocation process as undertaken by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Berlin Mandate from 1995-1997.

Selected Publications

L. Raymond. 2008. Allocating the Global Commons: Theory and Practice. In Political Theory and Global Climate Change, ed. Steven Vanderheiden. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Gurney, K. R. and L. Raymond, Targeting deforestation rates in climate change policy: a ‘Preservation Pathway’ approach (2008), Carbon Balance and Management 3 (2), doi:10.1186/1750-0680-3-2.

Diffenbaugh, N. S., F. Giorgi, L. Raymond, and X. Bi, Indicators of 21st century socioclimatic exposure (2007), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104 (51): 20195-20198.

Raymond, L., Cutting the “Gordian knot” in climate change policy (2006), Energy Policy 34, (6): 655-658.

L. Raymond. 2003. Private Rights in Public Resources: Equity and Property Allocation in Market-Based Environmental Policy. Washington D.C.: Resources For the Future Press.


Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
M.S. University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Yale University(765) 496-3923

Back to the Directory