Nick Stern

Nick Stern

IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Co-Director of the India Observatory and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute at LSE

Nicholas Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government,  and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, and Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

He has held posts at other UK & overseas universities, and was Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction (1994-99) and Development and the World Bank (2000-03). He was Head, UK Government Economic Service 2003-2007, and produced the Stern Review on the economics of climate change. He was knighted, 2004, made a life peer, 2007, and appointed Companion of Honour, 2017.

His latest books are Why are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change, MIT Press (2015) and How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics (with Himanshu and Peter Lanjouw), OUP (2018).