Professor Sam Fankhauser

Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy

Sam Fankhauser is a Research Director for the Oxford Martin Initiative on a Net Zero Recovery, and a Fellow of Reuben College.

Sam is also Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Oxford, where he is affiliated with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and the School of Geography and the Environment.

Outside academia, Sam is an Associate Director at economics consultancy Vivid Economics. He has also served as an inaugural member of the UK Committee on Climate Change and on the Board of CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution.

Before joining Oxford, Sam was Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, where he remains a Visiting Professor. Prior to that, he worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility. He has studied economics at the University of Berne (Switzerland), the London School of Economics and University College London.