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Dimitri Zenghelis

Address: London


Tel: +44 20 7107 5318 

Professional info

Dimitri Zenghelis is Special Advisor for the Wealth Economy Project, which he previously co-founded and led, at the Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He was until recently Head of Policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE and Acting Chief Economist for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Previously, he headed the Stern Review Team at the Office of Climate Change, London, and was a lead author on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by the then Chancellor Gordon Brown. He was also Senior Economic Advisor to Cisco's long-term innovation group and an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Before working on climate change, Dimitri was Head of Economic Forecasting at HM Treasury. He advises governments, financial institutions and international organisations (including the UN, World Bank and regional development banks, the Mayor of London and the UK Committee on Climate Change among others) on macroeconomics, sustainable growth, climate change and innovation.


A full up-to-date cv can be downloaded here


London School of Economics

Senior Visiting Fellow, Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change. Economic research centre, chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern. Analytical research to produce rigorous, policy-relevant contributions to international debates around, and responses to, climate change (2008-2012).

Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House
Associate Fellow. Develop international understanding of the economics of climate change, and the role of policy institutions in safeguarding global security and prosperity (2008-2013).

Work experience
Project Leader, The Bennett Institute. 'The Wealth Economy'
Cambridge University [see cv for up-to-date details]

2018- present

The Wealth Economy Project. Enabling sustainable prosperity by better understanding and measuring the modern economy

Economic Consultant [see cv for up-to-date details]

2017 - present

Coordinating Lead Author, Economy, UN Global Environment Outlook, GEO-6. Senior Visiting Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, LSE. Work with Vivid Economics, LSE Enterprise, World Bank, EBRD, Price Waterhouse. Commissioner, London Sustainable Development Commission advising Mayor

Co-head Policy, Principle Research Officer
Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics

2013 - 2017


Lead economic analysis to understand and develop global climate/energy policy

Acting Chief Economist
Global Commission on the Economy and Climate/New Climate Economy

2013 - 2014

Lead economic analysis and provide a rigorous and balanced application of the economics toolkit to assess the diverse challenges  


Senior Economic Advisor, Cisco Systems

2008 - 2013

Led economic analysis to develop institutional and technical solutions to intractable twenty-first century challenges. Projects delivered on smart urban development, the economics of innovation and the social benefits of a connected society.

Advisory roles

UNEP International Resources Panel Panel Member (pending)

World Bank Cities and Climate Change


Stern Cities Project

Economics Director
Journal for Environmental Investing

Editorial Board
Global Urban Development

Advisory Board
The Climate Group

Smart Cities Advisory Group
UK National Ecosystem Assessment

Advisory Board

UNEP Green Economy Report

Contributory advisor and reviewer

Climate Change Task Force Associate/Contributor

OECD Green Cities Programme


Green Alliance


European Space Agency

Integrated Applications Panel

Sustainable Development Research Network

Advisory Committee

The Climate Centre

Senior Economic Advisor

Llewellyn Consulting


London Sustainable Development Commission

Commissioner, appointed by the Mayor of London

Committee on Climate Change

Advisory Board

Costs and benefits of net-zero

Senior Visiting Fellow
Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment

2008 - 2012

Economic research centre, chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern. Analytical research to produce rigorous, policy-relevant contributions to international debates around, and responses to, climate change.




French (basic conversational)

2010 - present

2010 - present

Associate Fellow, Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs

2008 - 2013

Developing international understanding of the economics of climate change, and the role of policy institutions in safeguarding global security and prosperity.



Team Leader, Stern Team, Prime Minister’s Office of Climate Change

2005 - 2007

Build on the findings of the Stern Review to lead the international economic debate on climate change. Led and developed staff, took responsibility for analytical work-streams, delivery of regional climate studies and high-level global representations.

Senior Economist, Stern Review on Economics of Climate Change

2005 - 2007

Led on the costs of mitigation, ‘competitiveness’ impacts, model comparisons, theoretical and ethical framework. Led in disseminating and presenting Review, taking forward analysis and principles to strengthen delivery of UK's international climate change strategy. Presented review internationally to global leaders.

Head of Economic Forecasting, HM Treasury, London

1999 - 2005

Responsible for Government macroeconomic forecast using HM Treasury model. Regular briefings to Chancellor and Prime Minister. Represented HMT at OECD, EC forecast meetings, IMF Article IV discussions, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, National Accounts division of the ONS etc... Editor of internal Economic Note research papers. Head of EMU Analysis Branch. Inform and administer any future assessment of the Five Economic Tests. Briefing and advice to ministers. Review progress of single currency in euro area.

Other work history

1993 - 1998

Prior to joining HM Treasury Dimitri has worked as a consultant with Oxford Economic Forecasting, and at the Institute of International Finance, Washington DC on East Asian and S.E. Asia trade and investment flows, and macro economic policy.  He also worked for Tokai Bank Europe, London. In the early 1990s Dimitri was a Senior Economic Advisor for the Liberal Democrats, House of Commons, London. Dimitri is an artist and published photographer, his interests range from architecture to philosophy of science and despite being born with two left feet, he enjoys rock-climbing, skiing and advanced nitrox scuba diving.



Bristol University

MSc Economics

Dissertation: “Measures of Persistence in International Economic Time Series”

Oxford University, St Hugh's College

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Thesis: “Money, Equilibrium and Prices”. Winner of Nancy Burton Prize for PPE with essay entitled “Examining Monetarism”

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