Teaching

At LSE Simon currently teaches two courses:

1. An M.Sc. course on Climate Change: Science, Economics and Policy. This is a compulsory course for students on the M.Sc. in Environmental Economics and Climate Change, and an option for students on the M.Sc. in Environmental Policy and Regulation, and the M.Sc. in Environment and Development. Students on other M.Sc. programmes at LSE can apply to take the course, with admission dependent on capacity and on getting permission from their programme manager. The course takes place during the Michaelmas (i.e. Autumn/Fall) Term.

2. An Executive Summer School in Climate Change Economics and Governance. This currently takes place over one week in June. We welcome executives from a very wide range of backgrounds, including government, the private sector and the voluntary sector. Our students come from every continent on Earth.

Simon welcomes enquiries from prospective Ph.D. students with shared interests and a strong background in economics or related disciplines. Here is a list of his current and past students:

  • Gianni Ruta (graduated 2014): Gianni’s Ph.D. was on “Essays on Strategic Interactions in Global Climate Change Policy”. He now works for the World Bank.
  • Jennifer Helgeson (graduated 2016): Jennifer’s Ph.D. was on “Whether to Insure Against the Weather: Demand for Extreme Weather Insurance in Developing and Developed Country Contexts”. She now works at the National Institute of Standards & Technology, in the United States.
  • Louise Kessler: Louise’s Ph.D. is on “Essays on the Economic Implications of Climate Change Uncertainties”. Check out her interesting new paper on the Permafrost Carbon Feedback.
  • Lutz Sager: Lutz’s Ph.D. is on “Inequality, Consumer Choice, and the Environment”. Check out his interesting new paper on how air pollution causes more traffic accidents.