Simon Dikau

Distinguished Policy Fellow

Simon Dikau

Simon joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in May 2019. He is working as a Distinguished Policy Fellow on climate risks and banking regulation, exploring the overarching question of how central banks and financial supervisors can respond to downside risks facing the financial sector.


Simon is currently completing his PhD in Economics at SOAS University of London on the topic of ‘Central Banking and Economic Development’. His thesis focuses on the theoretical, historical and empirical relationship between central banking, economic growth and sustainable development. Simon has worked as a research assistant and consultant for thinks tanks on topics of green finance in Asia and emerging markets. His publications and broader academic research focus on the various aspects of central banking, sustainable development and climate change. He holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS University of London and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bonn.

Research interests

  • Central banking and monetary economics
  • Sustainable economic development and finance
  • Financial regulation and climate-related risk