Nicholas Stern

London School of Economics and Political Science

Lord Nicholas Stern is a British economist and academic. In June 2007, Stern became the first holder of the I. G. Patel chair at the London School of Economics and Political Science and head of the newly created India Observatory within the Asia Research Centre. In 2008, he was also appointed chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, a major new research center also at LSE.

Previously, Stern was the chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank from 2000 to 2003, and was a civil servant and government economic advisor in the United Kingdom.

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The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity

MAY 15, 2009 Podcast

The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity

Renowned economist Lord Nicholas Stern estimates that it will cost only about 2 percent of global GDP to control climate changeĀ at manageable levels by 2050. But ...