Statement by Lord Stern following the announcement of the death of Professor Martin Weitzman

Professor Martin Weitzman

Following the announcement of the death of the distinguished economist Professor Martin Weitzman, Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, said: “We have just heard the very sad news of the passing of Marty Weitzman this week. The world of economics has lost a hugely talented and influential figure, and I have lost a close friend of nearly 50 years. We were very fortunate as a world to have had Marty. His ideas have never been more important than now. I will miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time.”

Read the letter written by Lord Stern to Professor Weitzman as part of a collection for his retirement from Harvard University last year.