Economics Alumni Lecture *for LSE Economics Alumni only
Tuesday 27 October 2020, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Speaker: Lord Nicholas Stern
Title: The Economics of Sustainable Growth in an Uncertain World: Urgency, scale, choice
Chair: Professor Steve Pischke
Alumni speaker: Tam Trinh (BSc Economics 2012)
Location: Hosted online via Zoom
Nicholas Stern (Lord Stern of Brentford, CH, Kt, FBA, FRS) is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Head of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics. He was President of the Royal Economic Society (2018-19) and President of the British Academy (2013- 2017). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (June 2014). He has held academic appointments in the UK at Oxford, Warwick, the LSE and abroad at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Ecole Polytechnique and the Collège de France in Paris, the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore and Delhi, and the Peopleʼs University of China in Beijing. He was Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1994-1999, and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank, 2000-2003. He was knighted in 2004, made a cross-bench life peer in 2007 and appointed Companion of Honour in 2017 for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change.
Lord Stern was Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury from 2003-2005; Director of Policy and Research for the Prime Minister’s Commission for Africa from 2004-2005; Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, published in 2006; and Head of the Government Economic Service from 2003-2007. He is a member of the High-Level Advisory Group for COP26 of the UNFCCC.
He has published more than 15 books and 100 articles. His most recent books are “Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change” (MIT Press, 2015) and “How Lives Change. Palanpur, India and Development Economics” (with Himanshu, JNU, and Peter Lanjouw, Free University of Amsterdam) published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
Tam Trinh, BSc Economics 2012
Tam Trinh studied BSc. Economics at the LSE. After graduation, Tam joined PwC as a consultant to work on issues relating to people, organisations and the labor market. During her time there, she went on a secondment to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor to work on the design and delivery of intensive upskilling and employment programs for the national labor force with Saudi Arabia. She most recently worked as a senior policy and economics advisor at HM Treasury's strategic projects team, where she has worked on a range of issues across government. Tam has been an ambassador at LSE's Widening Participation program and an active mentor both at PwC and HMT's mentoring programs, where she coached students from underprivileged backgrounds to broaden their understanding of educational and career options. Tam is currently continuing her education by undertaking a Masters in International and Development Economics at Yale University and as a Fulbright Scholar. At Yale, she plans to explore the impact of shocks, such as trade and technology shocks, on the labour market, and the economic opportunities and challenges for policy makers.