Sam Fankhauser

Co-Director, LSE

Sam Fankhauser

Sam is a Co-Director of CCCEP along with Jouni Paavola.

Sam is also Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

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. From 2008 to 2016 he was a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change.

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.


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Working papers

Policy publications