Dr Alex Bowen
Principal Research Fellow
Before joining the London School of Economics and Political Science, Alex worked at the Bank of England, most recently as a Senior Policy Adviser. Alex’s current research interests were stimulated by his sabbatical year away from the Bank working as senior economic adviser to ‘The Economics of Climate Change: the Stern Review’.
Alex has been working recently with the OECD on inclusive labour markets and green growth and also on the impact of the environment on long-run productivity growth. Dr Bowen has also been a consultant to the World Bank, EBRD, Asian Development Bank Institute, UK DFID and UK DECC.
Alex graduated in economics from Clare College, Cambridge, and received a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied as a Kennedy Scholar.
- The macroeconomic aspects of climate-change and other environmental policies
- The labour-market aspects of climate-change and other environmental policies
- ‘Green’ growth
- The design of policy regimes for tackling harmful climate change
- Climate finance
Prospective PhD students
Alex welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students with a background in economics who have an interest in the macroeconomic and/or labour-market aspects of climate-change, green-growth and other environmental policies.