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activities: HEEDnet seminars

Seminars funded and administered on behalf of HEEDnet (the Heterodox Economics for Environment and Development Network):

The presentations can be found on the HEEDnet website.

Topic A pluralist approach to the Economics of Regulation: The Key to Effective Regulation without Red Tape?
  DEFRA 20th September 2016
Chair Cathryn Ross, Chief Executive of Ofwat, the independent economic regulator for the water and waste water sector in England and Wales.
Speaker Henry Leveson-Gower, Head of Abstraction and Upstream, Defra
Discussants

Martin Hurst, Independent, Kevin James, Economist, FCA, Robin Smale, Director, Vivid Economics

 


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Topic Bad Habits, Hard Choices – tackling obesity through the tax system (and why a sugar tax is not enough)
  DEFRA 25 July 2016
Chair Anna Coote, Head of Social Policy, New Economics Foundation Anna is Head of Social Policy, leading work on developing a new social settlement to meet the challenges of the 21st century. This aims to promote well-being for all and sustainable social justice. Her recent publications for NEF include The Prevention Papers, The Wisdom of Prevention, The Big Society and the New Austerity and 21 Hours.
Speaker David Fell, Director, Brook Lyndhurst Ltd
Discussants

Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation, Christopher Snowdon, head of Lifestyle Economics, the Institute of Economic Affairs

Topic Agent Based Modelling – Learning from application to water abstraction reform
  DEFRA 29 April 2015
Chair Henry Leveson-Gower, Policy Adviser in Defra and an environmental economist for almost 20 years working on a wide range of policy areas. He is also the coordinator of Heednet.
Speaker Jon Pocock, Risk Solutions
Discussants

Ronan Palmer, Chief Economist, English Environment Agency
Robin Smale, Director, Vivid Economics
David Fell, Director, Brook Lyndhurst Ltd

Topic

Nuclear Power: How Competitive is it Under Electricity Market Reform?
DEFRA 17 July 2012
Chair Henry Leveson-Gower, Policy Adviser in Defra and an environmental economist for almost 20 years working on a wide range of policy areas. He is also the coordinator of Heednet.
Speaker Dr David Toke, Senior Lecturer in Energy Policy at the University of Birmingham, based in the Department of Political Science and International
Discussants

Mike Thompson, leader of the central analytical team at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), covering the power sector and cross-cutting issues relating to carbon budgets.

Topic

Practical Policy Making Supported by Agent Based Modelling
DEFRA 16 November 2011
Chair Cathryn Ross, Executive Director of Railway Markets and Economics at the Office of Rail Regulation
Speaker Paul Ormerod, economist and author
Discussants

Scott Moss, Visiting Professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau

Topic

Do Water Meters Reduce Household Consumption?
DEFRA 24 November 2010
Chair Henry Leveson-Gower, Economic Advisor, Water Legislation, Competition and Charging Team, DEFRA
Speaker Dr Chad Staddon, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Bristol Group for Water Research, University of the West of England
Discussants

Robert Canning, Head of Economic Regulation Branch, Water Supply & Regulation Division, DEFRA
Darren Bentham, Director, Universal Metering Programme, Southern Water

Topic Well-Being: Should Government Aim to Make People Happy?
DEFRA 26 March 2008
Chair Henry Leveson-Gower, Principal, GHK International
Speaker Avner Offer, Chichele Professor in Economic History, University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
Discussants Prof Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development, Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey
Richard Reeves, Research Associate (formerly Director of Futures), Work Foundation
 
Topic The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity and Radical Remaking of Economics
DEFRA 26 November 2007
Chair Richard Price, Chief Economist, DEFRA
Speaker

Eric Beinhocker, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
Presentation slides (PDF 1.7Mb)

Discussants

Prof Terry Barker, Director, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Presentation slides (PDF 185Kb)
Dr Cameron Hepburn, Deputy Director, School of Enterprise and Environment, Oxford University
 

Topic Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
DEFRA 21 June 2007
Chair Prashant Vaze, Head of Economics, Office of Climate Change
Speakers Prof Terry Barker, Director of 4CMR (the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Prof Scott Moss, Professor of Social Simulation and Director of the Centre for Policy Modelling in Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
 
Topic Trading Schemes, Risks and Costs: the Cases of the EUETS & Renewable Obligations
DEFRA 22 March 2007
Speaker Dr David Toke, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy, Department of Sociology, University of Birmingham
Discussants Steve Sorrell, SPRU
Peter Roscoe, Department of Trade and Industry
 
Topic Simulating the Adoption of Organic Farming Practices in New EU Member States
Environment Agency 18 January 2007
Speaker Dr Sigrid Stagl, SPRU, University of Sussex
Discussants Professor Scott Moss, Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
 
Topic The Implications of the Psychology of Decision-Making under Uncertainty
DEFRA 1 March 2006
Speaker Sheetal Radia, Department of Trade and Industry
 
Topic Extending the 'Rational Man' Model of Human Behaviour: Seven Key Principles
Home Office 22nd September 2005
Chair Professor Paul Wiles (Chief Scientific Advisor and Director of Strategy, Research and Statistics, Home Office)
Speakers Emma Dawnay and Hetan Shah (New Economics Foundation)
 
Topic Technology and Innovation Policy for Sustainability
Department of Trade and Industry 14th April 2005
Chair Adrian Gault (Director of Strategy Development, Energy Strategy Unit, Department of Trade and Industry)
Speakers Dr. Jonathan Kohler (Tyndall Centre and University of Cambridge) - 'New lessons for technology policy and climate change: investment for innovation'
Dr. Tim Foxon (Imperial College London) - 'Transforming policy processes to promote sustainable innovation: some guiding principles'
Discussant Michael Massey (Former Director of Sustainable Development, Department of Trade and Industry)
 
Topic The revolution in welfare economics and the implications for environmental policy
Environment Agency 13 December 2004
Chair Ronan Palmer, Chief Economist of the Environment Agency
Speaker Prof John Gowdy, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, US
 
Topic The Psychology of Environmental Economic Instruments
HM Treasury 19 October, 2004
Chair Michael Jacobs, member of the Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury
Speaker Alan Lewis, Professor of Economic Psychology, University of Bath
Discussants Dr Dieter Helm, New College, Oxford Prof Paul Ekins, Head of Environmental Group, Policy Studies Group Becky Willis, Associate Director, Green Alliance
 
Topic Economics and Sustainable Consumption
DEFRA 27 May 2004
Chair Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission and Programme Director of Forum for the Future
Introduction Bob Davies, DEFRA
Speaker Peter Madden, Head of Environmental Policy, Environmental Agency
Discussant Richard Lewney, Managing Director, Cambridge Econometrics
Speaker Prof Tim Jackson, University of Surrey
Discussants Michael Jacobs, member of the Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury
Nick Hartley, Senior Adviser, OXERA
Prof Clive Spash, President of the European Society of Ecological Economics and Head of the Socio-Economics Research Programme, The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen
 




 
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