The IAEE conference was very good — lots of interesting papers, and I was fascinated by the similarities and the differences of the issues and approaches across this very international group of economists. In the next couple of days I’ll be posting a summary of remarks from Lord Nigel Lawson, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in Margaret Thatcher’s administration. He gave a speech about electricity and natural gas privatization in Britain in the 1990s. I’ll also highlight a couple of interesting papers and avenues of research about which I learned last week. But right now I’m off to Washington DC to teach some seminars.