Simon Dietz is Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Geography and Environment. He is also affiliated with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, of which he is a co-founder and former director.
Simon is an environmental economist with diverse interests, from climate change to biodiversity and from decision theory to growth theory, however he is probably best known for his work on the social cost of carbon emissions and its relationship with issues in welfare economics such as discounting, and risk and uncertainty aversion. In recent years he has also focused on corporate climate action and is the lead researcher on the Transition Pathway Initiative, an investor-led project to assess the progress that large, multi-national corporations are making on the transition to a low-carbon economy.
He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School and a Research Associate of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University, a CESifo Research Network Fellow, a Principal consultant at Vivid Economics, and is co-editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
EAERE Award for Outstanding Publication in the journal Environmental and Resource Economics 2013
Finance for the Future Award for Driving Change Through Education, Training & Academia, 2018
European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty, 2018