Simon joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in May 2019. He is working as a Research Officer on central banking and financial supervision in the context of climate change and sustainable finance, exploring the overarching question of how central banks and financial supervisors can respond to downside risks facing the financial sector.
Simon holds a PhD in Economics from SOAS University of London on ‘Central Banking and Economic Development’. His thesis focuses on the theoretical, historical and empirical relationship between central banking, economic growth and sustainable development. Simon has worked as a research assistant and consultant for thinks tanks on topics of sustainable finance in Asia and emerging markets. His publications and broader academic research focus on the various aspects of central banking, sustainable development, finance and climate change. He holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS University of London and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bonn.
- Central banking and monetary economics
- Sustainable economic development and finance
- Financial regulation and climate-related risk
Policy - 2020
This briefing is designed to provide central banks and financial supervisors with an initial toolbox of options to align their COVID-19 crisis response measures with climate and sustainability objectives and mitigate potential sustainability risks. Read more
Policy - 2019
This paper charts the rise of central bank and supervisor action on climate change and wider sustainability issues, analyses the key features of the 'new normal' and highlights priority themes for policy and research in the years ahead. Read more
This paper was submitted to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity – Call for Evidence, an independent global review to assess the economic value of biodiversity and to identify actions that will enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. Read more