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Nicholas Stern

A foremost expert on the impact of climate change on economics, Nicholas Stern was the World Bank’s Chief Economist for three years

Nicholas Stern Biography

A world-renowned economist and academic, Lord Nicholas Stern was Chief Economist at the World Bank between the years 2000 and 2003 and has acted as advisor to the UK government.

The author of the 2006 Stern Review – The Economics of Climate Change, his knowledge of the economic impact of climate change and the progress of developing economic powers mean that he is a much sought-after speaker for clients from all sectors.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Former Chief Economist at the World Bank
  • Former UK Government advisor on the Economics of Climate Change and Development
  • Author of The Stern Review
  • President of the British Institute

Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours

  • President – British Academy (2013)
  • I.G. Patel Chair – London School of Economics
  • Chair – Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
  • Special Advisor on Economic Development & Climate Change – HSBC Bank
  • Frontiers of Knowledge Award – BBVA Foundation (2011)
  • Professor – Collge de France (2010) President – European Economic Association (2009)
  • UK Government advisor on the Economics of Climate Change and Development (2005 – 2007)
  • Head – UK Government Economic Service (2003 2007)
  • Director of Policy and Research – Prime Minister’s Commission for Africa (2003 2007)
  • Chief Economist/Senior Vice-President – World Bank (2000 – 2003)
  • Second Permanent Secretary – Her Majesty’s Treasury
  • Honorary Doctorate – Technische Universitt (2009)
  • Honorary Doctor of Science – University of Brighton (2009)
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters – University of Sheffield (2008)
  • Life peerage, becoming Baron Stern of Brentford, of Elsted in the County of West Sussex and of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton (2007)
  • Honorary Doctor of International Relations – Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (2007)
  • Honorary Fellow Peterhouse College, Cambridge University (2006)
  • Honorary Doctor of Science – University of Warwick (2006)
  • Knight Bachelor – Queen’s Birthday Honours (2004)
  • Chief Economist/Special Counsellor to the President – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1994 – 1999)
  • Fellow – British Academy (1993)
  • Honorary Fellow – American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Foreign Honorary Member – American Economic Association

Speaking Style

Nicholas Stern’s experience and insight is evident as he provides in-depth analysis of the economic climate in the UK and throughout the world. His specialism in emerging economic powers and in the impact of climate change upon economics allow him to suggest ways in which his audience can prepare for the future effectively.

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Testimonials for Nicholas Stern

Testimonial for A Blueprint for a Safer Planet:If this year’s climate crucial climate change negotiations are successful, this book will be required reading … Lord Stern, like Al Gore, could be seen as one of the rock stars of global warming.”

Financial Times

Testimonial for A Blueprint for a Safer Planet:Despite his gloomy predictions Lord Stern’s overall argument is one of optimism

The Telegraph

Nicholas Stern‘s Topics

The Economics of Climate Change

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Climate Change - effects, risks, opportunities

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Economic Development and Growth

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India ? A new World Power?

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The Role of the State and Economies in Transition

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Books by Nicholas Stern

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