Simon Dikau

Research Officer

Simon joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in May 2019. He is working as a Research Officer on climate risks and banking regulation, exploring the overarching question of how central banks and financial supervisors can respond to downside risks facing the financial sector.


Simon is currently completing his PhD in Economics at SOAS University of London on the topic of ‘Central Banking and Economic Development’. His thesis focuses on the theoretical, historical and empirical relationship between central banking, economic growth and sustainable development. Simon has worked as a research assistant and consultant for thinks tanks on topics of green finance in Asia and emerging markets. His publications and broader academic research focus on the various aspects of central banking, sustainable development and climate change. He holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS University of London and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bonn.

Research interests

  • Central banking and monetary economics
  • Sustainable economic development and finance
  • Financial regulation and climate-related risk


Policy publications  10 December, 2019

Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

This paper charts the rise of central bank and supervisor action on climate change and wider sustainability issues, analyses the key features of the 'new normal' and highlights priority themes for policy and research in the years ahead. read more »

Policy publications  13 November, 2019

Submission to call for evidence: Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

This paper was submitted to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity – Call for Evidence, an independent global review to assess the economic value of biodiversity and to identify actions that will enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. read more »

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