Alex Bowen

Special Adviser, LSE

Alex Bowen


Before joining the London School of Economics and Political Science, Alex worked at the Bank of England, most recently as a Senior Policy Adviser.  Alex’s current research interests were stimulated by his sabbatical year away from the Bank working as senior economic adviser to ‘The Economics of Climate Change: the Stern Review’.

Alex has been working recently with the OECD on inclusive labour markets and green growth and also on the impact of the environment on long-run productivity growth.  Dr Bowen has also been a consultant to the World Bank, EBRD, Asian Development Bank Institute, UK DFID and UK DECC.

Alex graduated in economics from Clare College, Cambridge, and received a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied as a Kennedy Scholar.

Research interests

  • The macroeconomic aspects of climate-change and other environmental policies
  • The labour-market aspects of climate-change and other environmental policies
  • ‘Green’ growth
  • The design of policy regimes for tackling harmful climate change
  • Climate finance

Prospective PhD students

Alex welcomes applications from prospective PhD students with a background in economics who have an interest in the macroeconomic and/or labour-market aspects of climate-change, green-growth and other environmental policies.
Visit the ‘Study with us’ page for further information on applying to be a PhD student with us.

Research articles


Working papers

Policy publications