Professor Eric  Neumayer

Professor Eric Neumayer

Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Planning & Resources)

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Key Expertise
Conflict, Economic Development, Environment & Evidence-based Public Policy

About me

Professor Eric Neumayer is the School’s Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources) and has been in post since September 2020. Prior to this he served the School first as Head of the Department of Geography & Environment, as Vice-Chair of the Appointments Committee and in September 2016 he became LSE’s inaugural Pro-Director Faculty Development. He is also a Professor of Environment and Development in the Department of Geography and Environment. In 2023 he was appointed Deputy to the President and Vice Chancellor in addition to his current post.

He studied economics, political science and development studies in Germany and at LSE. His main research interests lie in environmental economics, international political economy and quantitative research methods. He has published widely in a range of journals across different social science disciplines and is the author of four books, most recently Robustness Tests for Quantitative Research (with Thomas Plümper), Cambridge University Press 2017.

He is pleased to have won a teaching prize at the occasion of his Major Review (LSE’s equivalent to a tenure review) and regards excellence in teaching/education and excellence in research as equally important for fulfilling LSE’s mission, which is ‘to know the causes of things for the betterment of society’.

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