• Publication Climate Change The Structure and Operation of Government and the Challenges of Climate Change
    June 20, 2007

    Memorandum of evidence submitted to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry.
  • Publication Transport Reforming Airport Regulation
    June 11, 2007

    The current debate about the future of airport regulation in the UK has arisen for a variety of reasons, which have together built up a substantive case for reform. In addition to the customer and airline complaints on the quality of service, the takeover
  • Presentation Europe European energy policy: meeting security of supply and climate change challenges. EIB paper, Vol.12
    May 1, 2007

  • Publication Climate Change Climate change: sustainable growth, markets and institutions
    April 1, 2007

    Paper for the UN Human Development Report 2007
  • Publication Communications BBC Paper on Future of the Licence Fee and its Regulation
    January 29, 2007

    The 2006/07 renewal of the Charter and the settlement of the licence fee have not resulted in a consensus as to the future of the BBC.
  • Publication Europe Europe’s energy crunch
    January 26, 2007

    The energy sector has a habit of creating surprises. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, when oil prices touched $10 a barrel, and there was excess capacity in most European countries, nobody worried much about security of supply, and bothered even less about cl
  • Presentation Europe The European Framework for Energy and Climate Policies
    January 23, 2007

  • Publication Europe Europe's energy future: in the dark
    January 16, 2007

    Published by openDemocracy, January 2007. The European Commission's new energy plan falls far short of the integrated, long-term strategy that the continent needs, says Dieter Helm.
  • Publication Climate Change The Rising Cost of Change
    January 10, 2007

    Published in Oxford Forum, Volume 3, Autumn 2005, pp. 22-23. In the twenty-first century, there are many challenges that threaten our way of life, itself the product of the enormous economic expansion of the twentieth century. International terrorism and
  • Presentation Water Water Regulation: is it fit for purpose?
    October 23, 2006

    Presentation slides
  • Publication Regulation OXREP Special edition on regulation
    June 1, 2006

    Oxford Review of Economic Policy, special edition on regulation, summer 2006
  • Publication Regulation Ownership Utility Regulation and Financial Structures: an Emerging Model
    January 14, 2006

    Recent corporate activity and the emergence of highly geared companies in the utility and infrastructure sectors have raised fundamental questions about risk, returns and the appropriate responses from investors and regulators. A gradual revolution has be
  • Publication Environment House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Evidence
    November 16, 2005

    This memorandum focuses on three issues: the supply/demand balance in the energy sector; the linkage between security of supply, investment and the climate change objectives; and the energy policy framework required to promote low carbon technologies. In
  • Publication Regulation The Case for Regulatory Reform
    July 31, 2005

    In D. Helm (ed.), The Future of Infrastructure Regulation, published by Oxera, July 2005, pp. 1-9. It is tempting to think that, after two decades of experience, regulation might have moved from the controversial and novel, to the tried and tested, that c
  • Publication Infrastructure The Future of Infrastructure Regulation
    July 31, 2005

    Edited by Dieter Helm, published July 2005 by Oxera. Based on the speeches of regulators and companies in the infrastructure and utilities industries, presented at the Oxera conference, The Future of Infrastructure Regulation, on March 1st 2005, this volu
  • Publication Communications House of Lords Select Committee on the BBC Charter Review Evidence
    July 5, 2005

    Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the House of Lords Select Committee on the BBC Charter Review, July 5th 2005.
  • Publication Climate Change Climate-change Policy
    May 5, 2005

    The threat posed by climate change has not yet been matched by international agreements and economic policies that can deliver sharp reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. Although the Kyoto Protocol has now been ratified by Russia and hence come into le
  • Publication Climate Change Climate-change Policy - A survey
    May 5, 2005

    Climate change presents a challenge to policy-makers of an altogether different kind to the day-to-day business of intervention in the economy to correct market failures. It is characterised by major and multi-dimensional uncertainties (in the science, th
  • Publication Climate Change Climate-change Policy - A Introduction
    May 5, 2005

    The importance of climate change is now widely accepted. From being a research topic, it has moved to the political stage, and whilst most politicians have yet to see it as a 'greater threat than weapons of mass destruction', the main political parties of
  • Publication Climate Change Climate-change Policy - Credible Carbon Policy
    May 5, 2005

    Most developed countries have adopted targets for the reduction of carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions. Some of these are aspirational, some are recorded in voluntary international agreements, others have the force of law and are enshrined in national legisla
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