“Economists not only get the future wrong, but they make the future wrong.”
Dimitri Zenghelis explains why economists should change their approach towards new technologies that combat climate change.
Dimitri is Joint-Head of Climate Policy at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, LSE, and former Head of Economic Forecasting at the HM Treasury.
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Dimitri Zenghelis is joint-head of climate policy at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (LSE). In 2014, he was the acting chief economist for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. He was recently senior economic advisor to Cisco’s long term innovation group and an associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Previously, he headed the Stern Review team at the Office of Climate Change, London, and was a senior economist working with Lord Stern on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by then-Chancellor Gordon Brown. Before working on climate change, Dimitri was head of economic forecasting at HM Treasury. He was also head of the analysis branch of the European Union’s Economic and Monetary Unit (EMU), which informed and administered any future assessment of the five economic tests reviewing progress of the single currency in the Euro area.
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