February 26, 2013
Kirk Hamilton is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank and co-author of World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change. He is the principal author of the World Bank report Where is the Wealth of Nations? and leads research on the links between poverty and environment, “greening” the national accounts, and the economics of climate change.
As a senior research fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, advising the U.K. government on policies for sulfur emissions reductions in the context of European Union policy, Dr. Hamilton conducted extensive research and produced a range of publications on “green” national accounts and indicators of sustainable development. He has also served as manager of the environmental information program for Statistics Canada, and was Deputy Director of the National Accounts Division, where his responsibilities included developing a green accounting program for the government of Canada.
Dr. Hamilton’s degrees include a PhD in Economics and a M.Sc. in Resource and Environmental Economics from University College London, as well as a B.Sc. (Eng.) in Mathematics and Engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston.