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Environmental Economics & Policy Cluster

Human-induced environmental change and scarcity is presenting decision-makers with a growing number of critical policy choices. An indispensable element in making these choices is evolving research from a range of social science disciplines. The central aim of the Environmental Economics & Policy Cluster is to contribute to this process by advancing empirical understanding, that is in its turn informed by theory, of environmental performance, behaviour and governance. Our research agenda covers state, market, and civil society actors and explores the interrelationships with other policy spheres and regulation (social, economic, and political) across a range of geographic scales, from the local to the global, both in the developed and developing worlds. This includes diverse studies of the social costs of climate change, renewable energy in the Middle East, water resource management in Spain and the impacts of major events such as the Olympic Games. Recent appointments in the cluster have also strengthened our research expertise on environment and development and includes research on farming and biodiversity in Ethiopia as well as community forest management in Namibia and Malaysia.

The cluster's research draws on a focused array of expertise in geography, political science and economics. For example, the cluster has what is the largest group of full-time academic environmental economists in UK universities (and probably one of the largest elsewhere). All members have strong expertise in environmental economics and policy and are regularly involved in high profile policy work. Staff have acted as advisors and consultants for the United Nations, the World Bank, the OECD and other international organisations, as well as UK government departments (such as Defra) and the private sector. The cluster has also attracted substantial grants from the European Commission, British Government and the Alcoa Foundation. However, the biggest achievement in terms of grant application has been the successful bids for an ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy|| (CCCEP) and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment|. As a result, the cluster enjoys close links with the Grantham Research Institute, chaired by Lord Stern of Brentford, as well as the research programmes of CCCEP. With these awards, the LSE has emerged as one of the leading places in the world to research and study the environment and climate change. In addition, the Environmental Economics & Policy group and Grantham Research Institute run the MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change|.

 

The Environmental Economics & Policy cluster brings together experts in environmental change, political science and economics with an interest in advancing empirical understanding and theory of environmental performance, behaviour and governance. 

Giles Atkinson

Prof Giles Atkinson
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Professor of Environmental Policy
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Jennifer Baka

Dr Jennifer Baka
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Assistant Professor of Environment
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Simon Dietz

Dr Simon Dietz
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Associate Professor of Environmental Policy
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Ben Groom

Dr Ben Groom
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Associate Professor of Environment & Development Economics

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Nancy Holman

Dr Nancy Holman
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Associate Professor of Urban Planning 
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David Jones

Prof David Jones
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Emeritus Professor of Geography & Environment

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Carmen Marchiori

Dr Carmen Marchiori
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Lecturer in Environmental Policy & Economics
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Michael Mason

Dr Michael Mason
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Associate Professor of Environmental Geography
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Susana Mourato

Prof Susana Mourato
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Professor of Environmental Economics

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Eric Neumayer

Prof Eric Neumayer
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Professor of Environment & Development

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Charles Palmer

Dr Charles Palmer
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Assistant Professor of Environment & Development 

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Richard Perkins

Dr Richard Perkins
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Associate Professor of Environmental Geography 

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Murray Collins

 

Murray Collins
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Jonathan Colmer

 

Jonathan Colmer
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Matthew Cranford

 

Matthew Cranford
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Greer Gosnell

 

Greer Gosnell
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Jennifer Helgeson

 

Jennifer Helgeson
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Louise Kessler

 

Louise Kessler
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Katerina Kimmorley

 

Katherine Kimmorley
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Derek Meyers

 

Derek Meyers
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Thomas Bligaard Nielsen

 

Thomas Bligaard Nielsen
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Katharine Rietig

 

Katharine Rietig
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Amelia Sharman

 

Amelia Sharman
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Ganga Shreedhar

 

Ganga Shreedhar
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Dirk-Jan van de Ven

 

Dirk-Jan van de Ven
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Sander van der Linden

 

Sander van der Linden
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