Nicholas VasilakosSenior Economics and Policy Advisor
Nicholas Vasilakos is an Associate Professor in Sustainable Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of East Anglia. He is also a faculty member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, faculty member of the Responsible Business Regulation group at Norwich Business School, a member of the International Association for Energy Economics and the British Academy of Management, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Over the last 20 years Nicholas has held a number of research appointments in top UK-based and international research organisations and universities, including among others, the University of Birmingham, King’s College London and the World Bank. Nicholas has substantial experience engaging with industry and government organisations to help them achieve their long-term objectives.
Nicholas’s research focuses on the nexus of social justice, policy evaluation, net zero and sustainable development. More specifically, his recent work has explored (1) the effects of regulation and regional/national policy frameworks on social welfare and market behaviour; (2) the effectiveness of policy intervention on issues relating to climate policies, economic activity and distribution of wealth.  Nicholas’s work has been cited by various government and inter-governmental organisations, including the US Treasury, the World Bank, the United Nations and the OECD. Nicholas has authored several articles on these subjects in leading economics- and policy-related journals. He received the 2012 Campbell-Watkins Energy Journal best paper award from the International Association of Energy Economics.
Over the years, Nicholas has raised over 20 million euros in research income (about half of it in the last 6 years – both as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator). His research on climate impacts, climate services and adaptation to climate change is supported by the European Commission.
More information on Nicholas’s research is available from his UEA webpage: