An economist by training, Eric is Professor of Environment and Development and Head of the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His teaching focuses on neoclassical environmental and ecological economics.
Eric joined the Department of Geography and Environment in 1998. Before this, he was an academic assistant at the Centre for Law and Economics at the University of Saarbrücken, Germany.
- Evidence-based public policy-making;
- Economic and human development;
- Conflict and violence;
- Sustainable development;
- Environmental commitment and performance;
- Quantitative methods.
Research - 2014
This Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved. Read more
Examines the impact of environmental regulation on the international diffusion of new technology through the patent system Read more
Research - 2012
This article examines the impact of environmental regulation within countries, as well as regulatory distance between countries on international technology transfer. Read more
Research - 2010
Working Paper 31 Abstract Climate change is likely to lead to an increase in the frequency and/or intensity of certain... Read more
Working Paper 30 Abstract As the world becomes wealthier over time, inflation-adjusted insured damages from natural disasters go up as... Read more
Research - 2009
Working Paper 8 Abstract Although there is evidence that CO2-efficiency enhancing innovations in one country diffuse into other countries to... Read more
Abstract In this chapter we assess the role of economics in governance for sustainable development. Firstly, we ask how has... Read more