Carnot Prize Recipient


Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and co-chair of the India Observatory, both at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He has held academic appointments in the U.K. at Oxford, Warwick and the LSE and abroad including at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the École Polytechnique and the Collège de France in Paris, the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore and Delhi, and the People’s University of China in Beijing.

He was chief economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 1994 to 1999, and chief economist and senior vice president at the World Bank from 2000 to 2003.

He was knighted for services to economics in 2004, made a cross-bench life peer as Baron Stern of Brentford in 2007, and appointed Companion of Honour for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change in 2017. He has published more than 15 books and 100 articles.