Economics of Environment and Energy

The Economics of Environment and Energy (EEE) Programme gathers a dynamic group of researchers working on the interaction between human activity and the natural environment. We capture work both on how economic growth can be made cleaner but also on how to mitigate the damages from this growth. Our objective is to bring these concerns into mainstream economics and to create the policy-relevant research needed to address environmental and energy challenges at scale and speed. Our areas of interest, among others, include technological innovation, economic growth, climate change, pandemics, political economy, infrastructure, cities, migration, welfare policies, pollution, biodiversity loss, environmental degradation, energy, occupational change and behavioral change.

We collaborate with the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Grantham Research Institute (GRI) at the LSE and the Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago to bring together an international community of researchers and policy makers interested in these issues. We also help train the next generation of scholars working on the economics of environment and energy by running a pre-doctoral research assistant programme and by guiding the work of current LSE PhD students. We are grateful for the generous financial support provided by ERC Advanced Grant #743278.