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Research Interest: Market-based environmental policy: Especially permit allocations in cap-and-trade schemes, competitiveness impacts, carbon leakage, and international climate policy.
Industrial organization of energy markets: Especially natural gas markets, including international trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG), and pricing & competition in electricity industry.
Economics of corporate strategy: Especially economics of cost pass-through, corporate diversification & investment decisions, and market performance when firms have market-share objectives.
Background: Robert Ritz is Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at Cambridge University, Senior Research Associate at its Judge Business School, and a Bye-Fellow in Economics at Peterhouse. Before moving to Cambridge, he was a Career Development Fellow at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University and a Research Fellow with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He holds a D.Phil. in Economics from Nuffield College, Oxford University, an M.A. in Financial Economics from the University of St. Andrews, and attended the University of Pennsylvania and its Wharton School as a visiting McNeil Scholar.
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