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6 - 7 December 2021
Hotel ArtsBarcelona

Oliver Walker
Director, Natural Resources at Vivid Economics


Oliver manages the natural resources practice group and is involved in work across the finance, growth and development and earth observation practice areas. His clients include utilities, investors, insurers, government agencies, development banks and NGOs. 

Oliver’s career as a professional economist spans spells in consulting and academia, where he has held positions at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute. His interests include topics in natural resource management planning, infrastructure finance, and regulatory design, with a particular focus on the water sector.  He is a leading expert on the economics of resilience, disaster risk management and disaster risk finance, and has published research on decision making under “deep” uncertainty and insurance markets.  

Oliver has a DPhil in Economics and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. He is co-author of The Rough Guide to Economics, which was published by Penguin in 2014.

Agenda Sessions

  • Climate Risk – trends and key opportunities within the insurance sector