Robin Burgess is a Professor of Economics, Co-Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre and Director of the Economics of Environment and Energy Research Program all at the LSE. He also serves as the current President of BREAD, on the Editorial Board of VoxDev, on the Board of CEGA and is an Affiliate of J-PAL and Y-RISE, a Research Fellow of the CEPR and a Fellow of the British Academy. His main interests are in the areas of environmental economics, development economics and political economy. He has published on a variety of topics – natural disasters, political accountability, mass media, deforestation and forest fires, access to electricity, renewable energy, marine protection zones, poverty traps, bureaucracy, youth unemployment, rural banks, land reform, labor regulation, industrial policy, taxation, poverty and growth.