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Lord Nicolas Stern as New Starr Distinguished Fellow

 

Lord Nicolas Stern, Professor of London School of Economics and Political Science, has taken up the post of the Starr Distinguished Fellow of CDRF from 2012-2013. 

As for foreign leading scholars who are interested in China’s economic and social development, the Program of Starr Distinguished Fellow provides them a platform to have a better understanding of China. During their tenure, Starr Distinguished Fellows will participate in CDRF’s research programs, introduce new ideas and policy recommendations for CDRF’s policy research, and lead CDRF’s research as the academic adviser. The previous Fellows include Prof. Dwight Perkins from the Harvard University and Prof. Aoki from the Stanford University. 

In June 2007, Lord Stern was awarded IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics and headed the India Observatory within the LSE's Asia Research Centre since then. He is the Chairman of LSE’s new Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment since April 2008. He is also Special Adviser to the Group Chairman of HSBC on Economic Development and Climate Change. Lord Stern was also recently elected as the next President of the British Academy.

From 2005-2007, he was adviser to the UK Government on the Economics of Climate Change and Development, reporting to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. He was also Head of the Government Economic Service, 2003-2007; Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury, 2003-2005; and, Director of Policy and Research for the Prime Minister’s Commission for Africa, 2004-2005.

From 2000-2003,he was the World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Development Economics. From 1994 until late1999, he was appointed the Chief Economist and Special Counsellor to the President European Bank for Reconstruction andDevelopment.

Before 1994 he was mostly engaged in academic life, including 1986-1993 at the London School of Economics (LSE), Sir John Hicks Chair in Economics.

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