Committee Chairman, Dieter Helm

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.

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 most recent book - The Carbon crunch: how we are getting climate change wrong and how to fix it - was published in paperback by Yale University Press in 2013. He is currently working on a new book about the implications of shale oil and gas, and new energy technologies. Nature in the Balance, a collaboration with Cameron Hepburn and others, was published in early 2014.

Previous appointments include: membership of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the DTI's Sustainable Energy Policy Advisory Board, the Prime Minister's Council of Science and Technology, Chairman of the Academic Panel of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the DTI's Energy Advisory Panel.

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Dieter is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy.

His career to date has spanned academia, public policy and business. He has published extensively on economic topics and provides independent advice to companies, public bodies and governments.

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