Simon Dietz is an environmental economist with particular interests in climate change and sustainable development. He has published dozens of research articles on a wide range of issues, and he also works with governments, businesses and NGOs on topics of shared interest, such as carbon pricing, insurance and institutional investment. Simon is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he is the Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and Professor of Environmental Policy in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the Department of Geography and Environment. He is also a Principal consultant at Vivid Economics, and is co-editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.


Featured publications

“The expansion of modern agriculture and global biodiversity decline: an integrated assessment” (with Bruno Lanz and Tim Swanson), Ecological Economics144, 260-277, 2018 (link to journal) (download accepted version)

“Global population growth, technology, and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective” (with Bruno Lanz and Tim Swanson), International Economic Review58(3), 973-1006, 2017 (link to journal) (download accepted version)

“The climate beta” (with Christian Gollier and Louise Kessler), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2017.07.005 (download)

“Ambiguity and insurance: capital requirements and premiums” (with Oliver Walker), Journal of Risk and Insurance, DOI: 10.1111/jori.12208 (link to journal) (download accepted version)

“The risk of climate ruin” (with Oliver Bettis and Nick Silver), Climatic Change140(2), 109-118, 2017 (download)

“Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements” (with Carmen Marchiori and Alessandro Tavoni), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management81, 115-131, 2017 (download)

“‘Climate Value at Risk’ of global financial assets” (with Alex Bowen, Philip Gradwell and Charlie Dixon), Nature Climate Change, 6, 676-679, 2016 (link to journal) (download accepted version)

“Spaces for agreement: a theory of Time-Stochastic Dominance and an application to climate change” (with Nicoleta Anca Matei), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 3(1), 85-130, 2016 (link to journal) (download published manuscript)

“Adaptation to climate change and economic growth in developing countries” (with Antony Millner), Environment and Development Economics, 20(3), 380-406, 2015 (link to journal) (download accepted version)

“Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: how Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions” (with Nicholas Stern), Economic Journal, 125(583), 574-602, 2015 (download)