Giles is professor in Environmental Policy at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
He is affiliated with Centre for Social and Environmental Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), at the University of East Anglia, as an Honorary Fellow.
Giles joined the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE in 1999. Prior to this, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University College London and University of East Anglia.
- Sustainable development;
- Green accounting;
- Environmental valuation and cost-benefit analysis;
- Environmental equity.
Research - 2020
The fact that a carbon tax is an environmentally and economically efficient instrument for reducing emissions is often highlighted, but the equity story is also of importance. This paper addresses the question of the distributional burden of a carbon tax across different income groups and the role played by income inequality. Read more
Research - 2019
Research - 2016
Evidence that the UK may possess sizable resources of shale gas and oil has instigated a debate about whether a sovereign wealth fund would be an effective way to use tax revenues from their exploitation. Analysis in this paper explores the implications the sovereign wealth fund model for managing past and future UK oil and gas resources. Read more
Research - 2015
Paper considers the practical trade-offs policy makers and practitioners must navigate when utilizing the concept of well-being in environmental interventions. Read more
Focusing on the most impoverished populations, we critically review and synthesise key themes from dominant frameworks for assessing the relationship... Read more
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
Governments and businesses are beginning to account for natural capital, but must collaborate to promote sustainability, combat climate change and improve decision-making. Read more
Research - 2013
Working Paper 117 Abstract Questions about the ultimate size of mineral and energy resource endowments, and the degree of fiscal... Read more
Research - 2011
Abstract The fact that developing countries do not have carbon emission caps under the Kyoto Protocol has led to the... Read more
Research - 2010
Abstract The design of environmental policy raises several equity issues, in particular the distribution of benefits and costs. At the... Read more
Research - 2009
Abstract Arguments about the appropriate discount rate often start by assuming a Utilitarian social welfare function with isoelastic utility, in... Read more
Books - 2019
Events - 2019
Events - 2015
News - 2012
Giles Atkinson has become a member of the Committee at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The Natural Capital... Read more
News - 2011
Staff, students and members of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment have contributed to this report, which provides an analysis of the UK's natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and continuing economic prosperity. Read more