Economist with keen focus on climate change to receive SIEPR Prize

Nicholas Stern, the prominent British economist and an influential voice on the economic impacts of climate change, is this year’s recipient of the SIEPR Prize. He will receive the award during a virtual event recognizing his work and influence on Oct. 7.

Nicholas Stern

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) gives the award every other year to a scholar or policymaker who has deeply influenced economic policy.

“We are delighted to honor Nick Stern with the SIEPR Prize,” said MARK DUGGAN, the Trione Director of SIEPR and the Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford. “His previous work on climate change has been enormously influential in academic, business, and policy circles throughout the world.”

Stern is currently the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics. He also leads LSE’s India Observatory and the school’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He served as president of the British Academy, between 2013 and 2017, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014.

The SIEPR Prize was inspired and first funded by GEORGE SHULTZ, who served as President Richard Nixon’s budget director and secretary of Labor and Treasury and later led the State Department in the Reagan administration.

Recipients of the SIEPR Prize are selected by Shultz, Duggan, JOHN SHOVEN, a senior fellow emeritus and former director of SIEPR, and JIM POTERBA, a senior fellow at SIEPR, professor at MIT and president of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Read the full article on the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research website.