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.

Research interests

  • Central banking and monetary economics
  • Sustainable economic development and finance
  • Financial regulation and climate-related risk


Policy - 2020

Policy - 2019


Events - 2020

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