Professor Simon Dietz is an environmental economist with particular interests in climate change and sustainability.
Areas of expertise
- Climate change
- Corporate sustainability
- Climate finance
- Environmental economics
- Economic modelling
Simon Dietz is an environmental economist with particular interests in climate change and sustainability. He has published research on a wide range of issues, including decision-making under uncertainty, equity within and between generations, the links between economic growth and the environment, and corporate sustainability. He also works with governments, businesses and NGOs on topics of shared interest, such as carbon pricing, institutional investment, and insurance.
Simon is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was appointed to the faculty in 2006, as a Lecturer (nowadays called an Assistant Professor) in the Department of Geography and Environment. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2011, and full Professor in 2015. He is also Research Director of the Transition Pathway Initiative Global Climate Transition Centre, co-editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, a member of the Council of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (and former Vice President), a CESifo Research Network Fellow, a Food Systems Economics Commissioner, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2018 he became the first recipient of the new European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty, “a recognition given every year to the environmental economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to environmental economic thought and knowledge.”