Lord Nicholas Stern
(c) Lord Nicholas Stern
Nicholas Stern is I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and Chair of the Asia Research Centre at London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also Chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, which is hosted by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Professor Stern was formerly Head of the British Government Economic Service, and was the director of policy and research for the British Prime Minister’s Commission for Africa, which reported in 2005. He also led the team that produced ‘The Stern Review: The Economics of Climate Change’, which was published in 2006. His other previous roles included Chief Economist and Vice-president of the World Bank, and Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Professor Stern has also been an adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General and the President of the European Commission.
Professor Stern was knighted in 2004 for his ‘services to economics’, and in 2007 was appointed a member of the House of Lords, where he sits as a non-party-political crossbench peer. Professor Stern is the recipient of numerous awards for his research on climate change economics and policy, as well as development and other areas of public policy. He was President of the European Economic Association in 2009, and since July 2013 has been President of the British Academy.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK