Dietz, Simon

Professor Simon Dietz  

Department

Position held

Professor of Environmental Policy

 

Experience keywords:

climate change; environmental economics; sustainable development

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I am an environmental economist, mainly working on climate change, although I have other interests such as biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. The usual themes are decision-making under uncertainty, questions of equity/social justice within and between generations, the links between economic growth and the environment, and international environmental agreements.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

all

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7589

LSE email:

s.dietz@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2018

Lanz, Bruno and Dietz, Simon and Swanson, Tim (2018) The expansion of modern agriculture and global biodiversity decline: an integrated assessment Ecological Economics, 144. 260-277. ISSN 0921-8009

2017

Lanz, Bruno and Dietz, Simon and Swanson, Tim (2017) Global population growth, technology and Malthusianconstraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective International Economic Review, 58 (3). 973-1006. ISSN 0020-6598

Dietz, Simon and Walker, Oliver (2017) Ambiguity and insurance: capital requirements andpremiums Journal of Risk and Insurance. ISSN 0022-4367

Bettis, Oliver D. and Dietz, Simon and Silver, Nick G. (2017) The risk of climate ruin Climatic Change, 140 (2). 109-118. ISSN 0165-0009

Dietz, Simon and Gollier, Christian and Kessler, Louise (2017) The climate beta Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. ISSN 0095-0696 (In Press)

2016

Marchiori, Carmen and Dietz, Simon and Tavoni, Alessandro (2016) Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 81. 115-131. ISSN 0095-0696

Dietz, Simon and Matei, Nicoleta Anca (2016) Spaces for agreement: a theory of time-stochastic dominance and an application to climate change Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 3 (11). 85-130. ISSN 2333-5955

Dietz, Simon and Bowen, Alex and Dixon, Charlie and Gradwell, Philip (2016) ‘Climate value at risk’ of global financial assets Nature Climate Change, 6. 676-679. ISSN 1758-678X

Dietz, Simon and Groom, Ben and Pizer, William A. (2016) Weighing the costs and benefits of climate change to our children The Future of Children, 26 (1). 133-155. ISSN 1550-1558

2015

Dietz, Simon and Stern, Nicholas (2015) Endogenous growth, convexity of damage and climate risk: how Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions The Economic Journal, 125 (583). 547-620. ISSN 1468-0297

Millner, Antony and Dietz, Simon (2015) Adaptation to climate change and economic growth in developing countries Environment and Development Economics, 20 (3). 380-406. ISSN 1355-770X

Calel, Raphael and Stainforth, David A. and Dietz, Simon (2015) Tall tales and fat tails: the science and economics of extreme warming Climatic Change, 132 (1). 127-141. ISSN 0165-0009

Coulomb, Renaud and Dietz, Simon and Godunova, Maria and Bligaard, Thomas (2015) Critical minerals today and in 2030: an analysis of OECD countries Policy Paper, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

2014

Dietz, Simon (2014) Climate change mitigation as catastrophic risk management Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 56 (6). 28-36. ISSN 0013-9157

Fankhauser, Samuel and Dietz, Simon (2014) Non-economic losses in the context of the UNFCCC work programme on loss and damage Policy Paper, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

2013

Dietz, Simon and Hepburn, Cameron (2013) Benefit-cost analysis of non-marginal climate and energy projects Energy Economics, 40. 61-71. ISSN 0140-9883

Millner, Antony and Dietz, Simon and Heal, Geoffrey (2013) Scientific ambiguity and climate policy Environmental and Resource Economics, 55 (1). 21-46. ISSN 0924-6460

Helgeson, Jennifer F. and Dietz, Simon and Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan (2013) Vulnerability to weather disasters: the choice of coping strategies in rural Uganda Ecology and Society, 18 (2). ISSN 1708-3087

2012

Dietz, Simon (2012) The treatment of risk and uncertainty in the US social cost of carbon for regulatory impact analysis Economics: the Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 6. ISSN 1864-6042

Dietz, Simon and Marchiori, Carmen and Tavoni, Alessandro (2012) Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements Climate Change and Sustainable Development, 2012.076. Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy.

Dietz, Simon and Asheim, Geir B. (2012) Climate policy under sustainable discounted utilitarianism Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 63 (3). 321-335. ISSN 0095-0696

2011

Dietz, Simon (2011) The Stern Review In: Schneider, Stephen H., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199765324

Dietz, Simon and Michie, Jonathon and Oughton, Christine (2011) Environmental challenges of the 21st century and the need for interdisciplinary political economy In: Dietz, Simon and Michie, Jonathon and Oughton, Christine, (eds.) The Political Economy of the Environment: an Interdisciplinary Approach. Routledge studies in contemporary political economy. Routledge, London, UK, 1-16. ISBN 9780415437530

Dietz, Simon (2011) From efficiency to justice: utility as the informational basis of climate change strategies, and some alternatives In: Dryzek, John S. and Norgaard, Richard B. and Schlosberg, David, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Oxford handbooks in politics & international relations. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 295-308. ISBN 9780199566600

Dietz, Simon (2011) High impact, low probability?: an empirical analysis of risk in the economics of climate change Climatic Change, 108 (3). 519-541. ISSN 0165-0009

Dietz, Simon and Michie, Jonathon and Oughton, Christine, eds (2011) The political economy of the environment: an interdisciplinary approach Routledge studies in contemporary political economy. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415437530

Dietz, Simon and Asheim, Geir B. (2011) Climate policy under sustainable discounted utilitarianism Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment working papers, 42. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Dietz, Simon and Morton, Alec (2011) Strategic appraisal of environmental risks: a contrast between the United Kingdom's Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and its Committee on Radioactive Waste Management Risk Analysis, 31 (1). 129-142. ISSN 0272-4332

2010

Dietz, Simon and Heal, Geoffrey and Millner, Anthony (2010) Ambiguity is another reason to mitigate climate change Vox (1 Sep 2010) other

Bowen, Alex and Dietz, Simon and Zenghelis, Dimitri and Ward, Bob (2010) Still wary of Bjørn Lomborg's pronouncements on climate change Guardian (2 Sep 2010) other

Ranger, Nicola and Millner, Anthony and Dietz, Simon and Fankhauser, Samuel and Lopez, Ana and Ruta, Giovanni (2010) Adaptation in the UK: a decision-making process Environment Agency, London, UK.

Dietz, Simon and Atkinson, Giles (2010) The equity-efficiency trade-off in environmental policy: evidence from stated preferences Land Economics, 86 (3). 423 -443. ISSN 0023-7639

Dietz, Simon and Fankhauser, Samuel (2010) Environmental prices, uncertainty, and learning Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 26 (2). 270-284. ISSN 0266-903X

Dietz, Simon and Hepburn, Cameron (2010) On non-marginal cost-benefit analysis Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 18. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Millner, Antony and Dietz, Simon and Heal, Geoffrey (2010) Ambiguity and climate policy Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 24. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

2009

Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric (2009) Economics and the governance of sustainable development In: Adger, W. Neil and Jordan, Andrew, (eds.) Governing Sustainability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 289-312. ISBN 9780521732437

Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric (2009) Economics and the government of sustainable development In: Adger, W. Neil and Jordan, Andrew, (eds.) Governing Sustainability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 259-282. ISBN 9780521732437

Dietz, Simon and Maddison, David J. (2009) New frontiers in the economics of climate change Environmental and Resource Economics, 43 (3). 295-306. ISSN 0924-6460

Dietz, Simon (2009) From efficiency to justice: utility as the informational basis of climate change strategies, and some alternatives Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 13. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Dietz, Simon and Stern, Nicholas (2009) Note - On the timing of greenhouse gas emissions reductions: a final rejoinder to the symposium on "the economics of climate change: The Stern Review and its critics" Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 3 (1). 138-140. ISSN 1750-6824

Dietz, Simon (2009) High impact, low probability? An empirical analysis of risk in the economics of climate change Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 9. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Dietz, Simon and Fankhauser, Samuel (2009) Environmental prices, uncertainty and learning Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 10. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Sælen, Håkon and Dietz, Simon and Hepburn, Cameron and Helgeson, Jennifer and Atkinson, Giles (2009) Siblings, not triplets: social preferences for risk, inequality and time in discounting climate change Economics: the Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 20 (3). 1-28. ISSN 1864-6042

Dietz, Simon and Morton, Alec (2009) Strategic appraisal of environmental risks: a contrast between the UK’s Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and its Committee on Radioactive Waste Management Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 5. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

2008

Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric (2008) A critical appraisal of genuine savings as an indicator of sustainability In: Martinez-Alier, Joan and Røpke, Inge, (eds.) Recent Developments in Ecological Economics. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781843767831

Dietz, Simon and Hepburn, Cameron and Stern, Nicholas (2008) Economics, ethics and climate change In: Basu, Kaushik and Kanbur, Ravi, (eds.) Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honour of Amartya Sen.. Oxford university Press, Oxford, U.K., 19-20. ISBN 13: 978-0-19-923999-3

Dietz, Simon and Morton, Alec (2008) Stern is from Mars, CoRWM is from Venus?: a comparison between the methods of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. In: Valuing Intangibles, Environment Agency, 10 July 2008, Londond, U.K.

Dietz, Simon and Stern, Nicholas (2008) Why economic analysis supports strong action on climate change: a response to the Stern review's critics Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2 (1). 94-113. ISSN 1750-6824

2007

Dietz, Simon (2007) Ethics, risk and the welfare economics of climate change. In: Global justice and climate change, 21-22 September 2007, Oxford

Dietz, Simon (2007) Discounting the benefits of climate-change policy: the Stern Review, its critics, and policy implications. In: Applied Environmental Economics Conference, hosted, 23rd March 2007, London U.K.

Atkinson, Giles and Dietz, Simon (2007) Progress in the measurement of sustainable development In: Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems. EOLSS, Oxford, UK, 195-222.

Atkinson, Giles and Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric (2007) Introduction: handbook of sustainable development In: Atkinson, Giles and Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric, (eds.) Handbook of Sustainable Development. Edward Elgar, Northampton, U.K., 1-27.

Dietz, Simon (2007) Review of DEFRA paper: “the social cost of carbon and the shadow price of carbon: what they are, and how to use them in economic appraisal in the UK” London School of Economics, London, U.K..

Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric (2007) Weak and strong sustainability in the SEEA: concepts and measurement Ecological Economics, 61 (4). 617-626. ISSN 0921-8009

Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric and de Soysa, Indra (2007) Corruption, the resource curse and genuine saving Environment and Development Economics, 12 (1). 33-53. ISSN 1355-770X

Atkinson, Giles and Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric, eds (2007) Handbook of sustainable development Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781843765776

Dietz, Simon and Stern, Nicholas and Hope, Chris and Zenghelis, Dimitri (2007) Reflections on the Stern review (1): a robust case for strong action to reduce the risks of climate change World Economics, 8 (1). 121-168. ISSN 1468-1838

Dietz, Simon (2007) The impacts of climate change: perspectives from the Stern review The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 13 (2). 173-184. ISSN 1080-0786

Dietz, Simon and Hope, Chris and Ranger, Nicola (2007) Some economics of 'dangerous' climate change: reflections on the Stern review Global Environmental Change, 17 (3-4). 311-325. ISSN 0959-3780

Dietz, Simon and Stern, Nicholas and Anderson, Dennis and Taylor, Chris and Zenghelis, Dimitri (2007) Right for the right reasons: a final rejoinder on the Stern review World Economics, 8 (2). 229-258. ISSN 1468-1838

2006

Dietz, Simon and Atkinson, Giles (2006) The equity-efficiency trade-off in environmental policy: evidence of public preferences. In: Envecon 2006: Applied Environmental Economics Conference, 24 March 2006, Royal Society, London, U.K.

Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric (2006) Some constructive criticisms of the index of sustainable economic welfare In: Lawn, Philip, (ed.) Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economics. Current issues in ecological economics. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 186-208. ISBN 978184542099

Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric (2006) A critical appraisal of genuine savings as an indicator of sustainability In: Lawn, Philip, (ed.) Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economics. Current issues in ecological economics. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 117-138. ISBN 9781845420994

Dietz, Simon (2006) On discounting non-marginal policy decisions and cost-benefit analysis of climate-change policy. In: ISEE 2006: Ninth biennial conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, 15-19th December 2006, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India

Dietz, Simon and Bowen, Alex and Hepburn, Cameron and Hope, Chris and Ranger, Nicola and Stern, Nicholas (2006) On discounting non-marginal policy decisions and cost-benefit analysis of climate-change policy SSRN Research Paper, 295. Social Science Research Network.

2005

Neumayer, Eric and Dietz, Simon (2005) What is the appropriate role for economics in sustainable governance?. In: “The Governance of Sustainability" An International Research Conference, 23-24 June, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K.

Dietz, Simon and Atkinson, Giles (2005) Public perceptions of equity in environmental policy: traffic emissions policy in an English urban area Local Environment, 10 (4). 445-459. ISSN 1354-9839

2004

Dietz, Simon and Neumayer, Eric (2004) Genuine savings: a critical analysis of its policy-guiding value International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 3 (3/4). 276-292. ISSN 1474-6778

2003

Dietz, Simon and Adger, W. Neil (2003) Economic growth, biodiversity loss and conservation effort Journal of Environmental Management, 68 (1). 23-35. ISSN 0301-4797

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Awards

EAERE Award for Outstanding Publication in the journal Environmental and Resource Economics, 2013 Prize for best paper in the journal Risk Analysis, 2011 Major Review Teaching Prize, 2011

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