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


Research - 2021


Policy - 2021

This report is intended as a stocktake of the current context for central bank and financial supervisory action on biodiversity loss. It sets out the state of understanding on the linkages between biodiversity-related risks and financial stability, provides examples of emerging central bank and private finance activity, and identifies key themes, challenges and open questions. Read more

Policy - 2020

Policy - 2019


Events - 2020

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