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Op-ed “Ukraine’s energy brinkmanship” by Chi Kong Chyong and Pierre Noël

In the fog of its foreign-policy confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, the European Union seems unable to see its energy-security interests clearly or to act accordingly. Kiev has used the international crisis triggered by Russia’s actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to restructure the contracts with Moscow it signed in 2009. It wants a much… Continue Reading

Opportunity–EPRG Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Please click here for the official announcement The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) wishes to appoint a Research Assistant to support the research on the EPSRC Autonomic Power System project. More details of the project can be found at: The successful applicant will work primarily on projects looking into two aspects of the future… Continue Reading

2014 EPRG/CEEPR Annual Conference, 2-3 July, Madrid

Available speaker presentations: Pre-session address by José María Marín-Quemada (Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition) Session 1A: European Energy and Climate Outlook for 2030 by David Newbery, EPRG Session 1B: Is the EU-ETS Up to the Task? by Michael Mehling, MIT Session 2A: Hydraulic Fracturing: The US Experience and Implications for the Rest of… Continue Reading

EPRG Workshop on Distributed Generation and Smart Connections, 6 June, 2014

EPRG Workshop on Distributed Generation and Smart Connections in partnership with UK Power Networks  June 6 2014 The EPRG and UK Power Networks, our project partner in the Flexible Plug and Play (FPP) project, held a successful Workshop on Distributed Generation and Smart Connections at Memorial Court, Clare College, Cambridge, on the 6th of June… Continue Reading

2014 EPRG Spring Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2014 Spring Seminar with FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon.  EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Churchill College on the 15th of May followed by a full-day seminar at Memorial Court, Clare College. Programme   SESSION 1 – CLIMATE POLICY, CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORT AND THE EU 2030 TARGETS… Continue Reading

Thomas Greve

Thomas Greve Research Associate, EPRG and Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge Tel: +44 (0) 1223 335258 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Auction Theory, Regulation, Energy Background: Thomas Greve is a Research Associate in Economics and a Research Associate of Pembroke College at Cambridge University. His research focuses on microeconomic issues, including regulation,… Continue Reading

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Energy, Politics and the Consumer: British Academy, 3 April 2014

As the national debate on fuel bills and living standards continues, the YouGov-Cambridge Programme launched a special report on ‘Energy, Politics and the Consumer‘ with an evening event at the British Academy on Thursday 3rd April. The evening covered a range of subjects, including: the reputation of energy companies in the UK and how to… Continue Reading

David Newbery Publications

(See also Researchgate ) Books Kaplanoglou, G and D.M. Newbery, (2003) The distributional impact of the proposed tax reform on Greek households, Athens: Centre of Planning and Economic Research, ISBN: 960-341-047-0, pp 205 Newbery, D.M. (2000), Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities, (The Walras-Pareto Lectures, 1995), MIT Press, 2000, ISBN 0-262-14068-3 pp466+xvi.… Continue Reading

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Explanatory Statement on the Regulatory Conduct Authority’s Occasional Paper 1

There was a wide variety of responses to “Applying behavioural economics at the Regulatory Conduct Authority”, Occasional Paper 1, published on 1 April 2014. These ranged from support for or concern about the RCA’s proposed policy, through the enigmatic “thank you, very interesting”, to “fantastic, brilliant”. But I suspect that a large number of readers… Continue Reading

Professor Stephen Littlechild, EPRG Research Associate, contributes to the first working paper of the Regulatory Conduct Authority (RCA).

Download PDF Here A rapidly growing literature on behavioural economics shows that some errors made by regulators are persistent and predictable. Behavioural economics uses insights from psychology to explain why regulators behave the way they do. Behavioural biases can cause regulators to misjudge important facts or to be inconsistent. Regulators left to themselves will often… Continue Reading