Ben Groom is Professor of Environment and Development Economics at the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also an associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Environment and Climate Change. His research has focussed on the welfare analysis of public policies that have long-term welfare effects. In particular he has worked on the determinants of the social discount rate (SDR) and empirical measures of intergenerational and intra-generational fairness. Current projects include research on the impact of different positions on intergenerational fairness on climate change policy; devising new measures of economic performance that internalise and reflect aversion to income inequality; empirical measures of inequality aversion over environmental quality; and, the causes of deforestation and biodiversity loss, and the effectiveness of preventative policies. His work in these areas cover both developed and developing countries such as Indonesia, Bolivia and Ethiopia. Prof Groom's work has fed into advice for international organisations such as the World Bank, the OECD, the Asian Development Bank and the WWF. He has also advised governments in the UK, USA, Norway, France, China and Pakistan, on various aspects of environmental policy.
Ben is the co-organiser of the BIOECON Conference, which takes place at the University of Cambridge. Read more about the 16th BIOECON Conference, 17th BIOECON Conference and 18th BIOECON Conference.
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