Johannes Ackva is currently an M.A. student in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, where he is developing a varied methodological and theoretical toolbox to compare the political feasibility of different policies. Equipped with this framework, he is writing his thesis comparing the recent legislative histories of energy innovation and carbon pricing policies, respectively, to analyze what can (not) be learned for future US climate policy. His prior research investigated the relationship between ideological position and coalition-formation in Swedish climate policy as well as the importance of political culture in shaping climate policy positions (at the EU level). Johannes earned his B.A. in Integrated Social Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen in his native Germany and also holds a M.Sc. in Sociology from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In his free time, he enjoys running, science fiction, traveling, and developing board games.