Charles Palmer

Associate, LSE

Charles Palmer

Charles primarily works in the fields of environmental and development economics.

He is also a Lecturer in Environment and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


Before joining LSE, Charles was a Senior Researcher at the Chair of Environmental Policy and Economics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

He holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, an MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London, and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Bonn, Germany.

Charles has worked for a number of international organisations, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York, and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia.

In 2009, he co-edited (with Stefanie Engel) a book on policy to implement strategies on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), Avoided Deforestation: Prospects for Mitigating Climate Change (Routledge).

Research interests

  • Environmental and development economics;
  • Contracting for natural resource use;
  • Mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change;
  • Institutions and property rights;
  • Instruments for environmental policy.