Inga Ydersbond is a PhD student at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo, midway in her employment period. Her PhD project focuses on coalitions in the decision making processes in the EUs climate and energy policy, particularly how different pieces of legislation have come about. She participates in the international research centre 'Strategic Challenges in International Climate and Energy Policy' (CICEP) which is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Her supervisors are professor Morten Egeberg and professor Tora Skodvin.
Inga Ydersbonds research interests are the EU's climate and energy policy, renewable energy, comparative studies, research methods and lobbying. She has been teaching in topics such as research methods for master students in political science, writing bachelor theses and in international climate and energy policy. Throughout her life, she has had different commissions. The two last years, she has represented the PhD students at the Faculty of Social Science, and the last year she represented all the temporary employees at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo.
The first article in her dissertation, Multilevel ‘venue shopping’: The case of EU’s Renewables Directive was recently published in the journal Interest Groups & Advocacy. During her stay in Brussels she aims to participate in a relevant research environment, and also to conduct the majority of the interviews and participate in various events to obtain the necessary data for the next 2 articles in her dissertation. The research stay in Brussels is supported by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) from the Tokyo foundation.
Inga joined the IES over the period of 10 March until 6 June 2014.