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Eric Neumayer is a Professor of Environment and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is Vice-Chair of the School's Appointments Committee.


Neumayer, Eric was born on February 14, 1970 in Zweibr├╝cken, Germany. Son of Werner and Elke Neumayr.


He holds a Diplom in Economics from the Saarland University, a Master of Science in Development Studies from LSE and a PhD from the University of London.


In 2003, he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Geography. He is the author of three books: Weak versus Strong Sustainability: Exploring the Limits of Two Opposing Paradigms, The pattern of aid giving: the impact of good governance on development assistance, and Greening trade and investment: environmental protection without protectionism. Together with Giles Atkinson and Simon Dietz, he is the editor of the Handbook of Sustainable Development.



711-734.\r\nFamine Mortality, International Food Aid and Rational Political Inactivity (with Thomas Pl├╝mper), World Development, 37 (1), 2009, pp. 551-566\r\nA Missed Opportunity: The Stern Review On Climate Change Fails to Tackle the Issue of Non-Substitutable Loss of Natural Capital, Global Environmental Change, 17 (3-4), 2007, pp.


  • Other Interests

    Football, literature, theater.


Married Simone Ferreira, January 9, 1999.

Werner Neumayr

Elke Neumayr

Simone Ferreira