bertramGeoff Bertram is an economist and senior associate at the Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria University. He was until June 2009 a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Victoria. He is Director and Research Principal, Simon Terry Associates Ltd, Wellington, and Senior Adviser, The Brattle Group, Boston and London. His research interests include regulation of public utility industries such as electricity, gas and telecommunications; economic and political development of small island societies with a particular focus on the Pacific; the design of policies to address climate change; and the long-run evolution of the New Zealand economy. He has over 100 publications including more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and book chapters. He served on the Council of the International Association for Energy Economics from 2005 to 2007 and convened the Association's annual conference in Wellington in 2007. He has been a member of the editorial boards of a number of international journals including World Development 1992-97, Environment and Development Economics 1996-2006, and Asia Pacific Viewpoint since 1976. He speaks regularly at international conferences on energy, climate change and small-island issues.