Dr Simon Dietz is Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute and Deputy Director of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. He joined LSE in 2006 and is a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment. Previously he worked at the UK Treasury, as an economic adviser on 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. Much of his current research focuses on the economics of climate change, and he has recently authored a number of papers on the question of whether economic analysis can support strong action on climate change.
Contact details: Room W11.01C, +44 (0)20 7955 7589, Email
Dr Sam Fankhauser is Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute. He is also a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change, a government watchdog that monitors UK climate change policy. A former Deputy Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Sam served on the 1995, 2001 and 2007 assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He studied economics at the University of Berne and LSE, and holds a PhD from University College London.
Contact details: Room W10.01C, +44 (0)20 7107 5427, Email
Professor Conor Gearty was born in Ireland and graduated in law from University College Dublin before moving to Wolfson College, Cambridge in 1980 to study for a Master's Degree and then for a PhD. He became a fellow of Emmanuel College Cambridge in 1983 and in 1990 he moved to the school of law at King's College London where he was first a senior lecturer, then a reader and finally (from 1995) a professor. On 1 October 2002, he took up a new appointment as Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE. He has published widely on terrorism, civil liberties and human rights. Conor is also a barrister and was a founder member of Matrix Chambers from where he continues to practice. He has been a frequent adviser to judges, practitioners and public authorities on the implications of the UK Human Rights Act, and has frequently lectured at home and abroad on the topic of human rights. He has appeared in human rights cases in the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and the High Court. He has also been a visiting professor at Boston University, the University of Richmond and the University of New South Wales.
Contact details: Room NAB7.11, +44 (0)20 7849 4643, Email
Professor Mary Morgan is Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics in the Department of Economic History. Her research interests include history, philosophy and sociology of economics and statistics; Models, measurements, observations and facts in history and philosophy of science.
Contact details: Room C222, +44 (0)20 7955 7081, Email
Professor Nicholas Stern. Lord Stern has been Chair of the Grantham Research Institute since it was founded in 2008. He is also: Chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy; IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government (the first holder of this position) at the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD); Chair of the Asia Research Centre; and Director of the India Observatory at LSE. Lord Stern was adviser to the UK Government on the Economics of Climate Change and Development from 2005-2007, where he was Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, published in 2006. He was Head of the Government Economic Service from 2003-2007; Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury from 2003-2005; Director of Policy and Research for the Prime Minister's Commission for Africa from 2004-2005; and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank from 2000-2003.
Contact details: Room 536, +44 (0)20 7955 7871, Email