Samuel Fankhauser

Deputy Director, LSE

Samuel Fankhauser

Sam is a Deputy Director of CCCEP.

Sam has been Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment since March 2011, along with Dr Simon Dietz.

Sam joined the Grantham Research Institute in 2008 as a Principal Research Fellow. He also holds the following positions:


Before joining the Grantham Research Institute, Sam served as Deputy Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He has also worked at the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility and in the private sector.

Sam has studied economics at the University of Berne (Switzerland), the London School of Economics and University College London.

Research interests

  • The economics of adaptation to climate change;
  • Climate finance and the functioning of carbon markets;
  • Climate change policy in the UK.


Research articles


Working papers

Policy publications