Frank Venmans

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE

Frank Venmans


Frank Venmans was a monthly visitor since 2013 at the Grantham Institute. Before joining Grantham full time in 2020, he was Associate Professor in microeconomics and environmental economics at the University of Mons, Belgium. He did his PhD thesis in the finance department of UMONS, focussing on the European carbon market. He is also the president of the Walloon Expert Committee on Climate since 5 years, a body assisting the government in reducing carbon emissions by 55% in 2030 in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium.

Research interests

  • Integrated assessment modelling and risk,
  • Discounting and inequality aversion,
  • Carbon markets,
  • Policy evaluation.


  • Stochastic dynamic optimization,
  • Financial econometrics,
  • Causal inference.