Dieter Helm CBE

Dieter Helm is an economist specialising in utilities, infrastructure, regulation and the environment, and concentrating on the energy, water, communications and transport sectors primarily in Britain and Europe. He is a Professor at the University of Oxford a Fellow of New College, Oxford, and a Professorial Research Fellow of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

He was  Independent Chair of the Natural Capital Committee from 2012-2015.

During 2011, Dieter assisted the European Commission in preparing the Energy Roadmap 2050, serving both as a special advisor to the European Commissioner for Energy and as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on the Roadmap. He also assisted the Polish government in their presidency of the European Union Council.

Dieter's recent books include - The Carbon crunch: how we are getting climate change wrong and how to fix it (Revised and Updated) - and Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet - Both books were published by Yale University Press in 2015 . Nature in the Balance, edited with Cameron Hepburn, was published in early 2014 by Oxford University Press. Links below to other titles.

Previous appointments include: membership of the DTI's Sustainable Energy Policy Advisory Board from 2002 to 2007, the Prime Minister's Council of Science and Technology from 2004 to 2007, Chairman of the Academic Panel, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs until 2012, and the DTI's Energy Advisory Panel from 1993 to 2003.

Additional information

Dieter is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. He is a director of Aurora Energy Research, a leading energy modelling company.

Dieter is an Honorary Vice President of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.



Other Books by Dieter Helm

The Oxford Handbook of the European Union with chapter by Dieter Helm order here

Helm, D. and Hepburn, C. (eds), The Economics and Politics of Climate Change order here