Simon Dietz

Professor of Environmental Policy, LSE

Simon Dietz

Simon is Professor of Environmental Policy at LSE. He was formely a Co-Director of CCCEP up until September 2018.

Simon is also Professor of Environmental Policy at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. Prior to this Simon was Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, along with Professor Samuel Fankhauser from March 31 2011 until 31 August 2017.

Simon has worked at LSE since 2006, and joined the Grantham Research Institute upon its launch in 2008.

Simon also holds the following positions:


Previously, Simon worked at the UK Treasury, as an economic adviser on the ‘The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change’.

Simon holds a starred first class honours degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia, and Masters and PhD degrees from LSE, specialising in environmental policy and economics.

Research interests

  • Decision-making under uncertainty;
  • Questions of equity/social justice within and between generations;
  • The links between economic growth and the environment;
  • International environmental agreements.

Prospective PhD students

Simon welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students with shared interests and a strong background in economics or related disciplines.
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Research articles


Working papers

Policy publications