Environmental Sciences

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Simon Dietz

Professor of Environmental Policy
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


 Simon was Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, along with Professor Samuel Fankhauser from March 31 2011 until 31 August 2017. Simon has worked at LSE since 2006, and joined the Grantham Research Institute upon its launch in 2008. Simon also holds the following positions: Director of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy; Professor at the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE; Co-Editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Previously, Simon worked at the UK Treasury, as an economic adviser on the ‘The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change’. Simon holds a starred first class honours degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia, and Masters and PhD degrees from LSE, specialising in environmental policy and economics.

Research Interest

  Decision-making under uncertainty; Questions of equity/social justice within and between generations; The links between economic growth and the environment; International environmental agreements.

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