About us

At the Leverhulme Centre for the Study of Value (LCSV), we are dedicated to understanding how new and competing ways of valuing social and environmental harm and care present both challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing world.

Research themes

Our research explores value in a variety of social and environmental contexts, from the valuation of human life and development in the public and private sectors to the values being created in new markets for carbon, biodiversity, land and water.


Founded in 2012 by Professor Sarah Bracking with the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust, LCSV supports an interdisciplinary and international team of researchers.


The LCSV Working Paper Series aims to foster the rapid distribution of research findings and work in progress by researchers, post-graduate students and associates of LCSV.