Glen  Gostlow

Glen Gostlow

PhD in Environmental Policy & Development

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Climate risk, Empirical asset pricing, Materiality, Environmental policy

About me

Glen’s research focuses on the measurement and pricing of firm-level climate risk. In particular, he uses quantitative textual analysis to assess whether firms disclose physical climate risks and how they do so. He is particularly interested in issues related to the materiality of environmental issues as perceived by firms under principle-based disclosure regimes, and the ability of climate risks to be reflected in asset prices as common systematic risk factors.

Glen holds a joint honours MA in Economics and Geography from the University of Glasgow (First Class) where he was the recipient of the Economics Dissertation Prize and spent a year abroad at the University of Helsinki. He also holds an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from the London School of Economics (LSE) where he is a recipient of a 1+3 ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership scholarship. Glen has taught at the undergraduate and masters level in the Department of Geography & Environment and the Department of Methodology at LSE, been a Research Assistant on the Transition Pathway Initiative at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and has experience in industry for Carbon Cap Management LLP.

Research interests 
  • Firm-level measures of environmental and climate risk
  • Environmental asset pricing
  • Non-financial disclosure
  • Materiality
  • Role of firms and investors in sustainable development

Skills: R, Stata, Python, SPSS, EViews


  • The Materiality and Measurement of Physical Climate Risk: Evidence from Form 8-K. Read here
  • Pricing Climate Risk, Read here


  • ESRC 1+3 Doctoral Training Partnership scholarship


  • Organiser in the Sustainability Working Group, Young Scholars Initiative, Institute for New Economic Thinking
  • Member of the Researching Change Network

Academic supervisors 

Prof Simon Dietz

Dr Luca Taschini