Professor, Department of Geography and Environment, Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, LSE
Simon Dietz is one of the founders and is a current Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where is he also Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment. Simon is an environmental economist with diverse interests, from climate change to biodiversity and from decision theory to growth theory. As an undergraduate he studied Environmental Science at UEA Norwich and ETH Zürich, before completing an MSc and PhD at LSE in environmental policy and economics. In 2006-7 he was an analyst at the UK Treasury on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, and played a leading role in the Review’s modelling of the ‘cost of inaction’. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and is a Principal for the consultancy Vivid Economics.