Professor Simon Dietz


Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Simon Dietz

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 he's also Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment.

Other than his work at LSE, he is also Co-editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the leading journal in the field, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Simon is an environmental economist with particular interests in climate change and sustainable development. He has published dozens of research articles on a wide range of topics, including decision-making under uncertainty, questions of equity within and between generations, the links between economic growth and the environment, and the formation of international environmental treaties.

He also works with governments, businesses and NGOs on topics of shared interest, such as carbon pricing, insurance, and institutional investment.

Prior to joining the LSE faculty, Simon was a Policy Analyst at Her Majesty’s Treasury, where he worked on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. Among his primary responsibilities on the Stern Review was modelling the economic cost of climate change.


Expertise: climate change; environmental economics; sustainable development


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