Simon Dietz

Associate Professor of Environmental Policy

Department of Geography and Environment


Tel: [+44] (0)20 7955 7589

Room: TW3 11.01C|, Tower 3, Clement's Inn, LSE 

Simon Dietz joined LSE in 2006. Previously he worked at the UK Treasury, as a policy analyst on the 'Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change'. Simon holds a starred first class honours degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia, and Masters and PhD degrees from LSE, specialising in environmental policy and economics. He is co-editor of the Handbook of Sustainable Development (2007, with Giles Atkinson and Eric Neumayer) and The Political Economy of the Environment: an Interdisciplinary Approach (2011, with Jonathan Michie and Christine Oughton).

Simon is Co-Director of both the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment|, and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy|.

  • Climate change
  • Equity / social justice in environmental policy
  • Sustainable development
  • Economic aspects of biodiversity conservation


Selected recent publications:

  • Dietz, Simon and Stern, Nicholas (2014) Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: how Nordhaus' framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions. Economic Journal
  • Dietz, Simon and Millner, Antony (2014) Adaptation to climate change and economic growth in developing countries. Environment and Development Economics




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