Micahel Pollitt’s Publications

  • Michael Pollitt: Decarbonising the UK’s energy mix and meeting emission targets, Presented at the Implementing the Electricity Market Reform Delivery Plan, Westminster Forum, London, 10 July 2014 | PDF
  • Karim L. Anaya and Michael G. Pollitt: Does Weather Have an Impact on Electricity Distribution Efficiency? Evidence from South America, EPRG 1404 | Abstract  |  Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Jorge E. Galán and Michael G. Pollitt: Inefficiency persistence and heterogeneity in Colombian electricity distribution utilities, EPRG 1403 | Abstract  |  Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Thomas Greve and Michael G. Pollitt: Determining the optimal length of regulatory guarantee: A Length-of-Contract Auction, EPRG1325 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Thomas Greve and Michael G. Pollitt: Network Procurement Auctions, EPRG1324 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Karim L. Anaya and Michael G. Pollitt: Finding the Optimal Approach for Allocating and Realising Distribution System Capacity: Deciding between Interruptible Connections and Firm DG Connections, EPRG1320 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Mark Lemon, Michael Pollitt, and Steven J. Steer: Local Energy Policy and Managing Low Carbon Transition: The Case of Leicester, EPRG1314 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Manuel Llorca, Luis Orea, and Michael Pollitt: Efficiency and Environmental Factors in the US Electricity Transmission Industry, EPRG1310 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Karim L. Anaya and Michael Pollitt: Understanding best practice regarding interruptible connections for wind generation: lessons from national and international experience, EPRG1309 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Mallika Chawla and Michael G. Pollitt: Energy-efficiency and environmental policies & income supplements in the UK: Their evolution and distributional impact in relation to domestic energy bills, EPRG1227 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Aoife Brophy Haney and Michael G. Pollitt: International Benchmarking of Electricity Transmission by Regulators: Theory and Practice, EPRG1226 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Thomas Greve and Michael G. Pollitt: Designing electricity transmission auctions: an introduction to the relevant literature, EPRG 1221 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Scott Kelly, Michael Pollitt and Doug Crawford-Brown: Building performance evaluation and certification in the UK: a critical review of SAP?, EPRG 1219 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael G. Pollitt: The role of policy in energy transitions: lessons from the energy liberalisation era, EPRG 1208  Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael G. Pollitt: Lessons from the History of Independent System Operators in the Energy Sector, with applications to the Water Sector, EPRG 1125 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael G. Pollitt and Stephen J. Steer: Economies of Scale and Scope in Network Industries: Lessons for the UK water and sewerage sectors, EPRG 1124  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Laura Platchkov, Michael G. Pollitt, David Reiner, Irina Shaorshadze:  2010 EPRG Public Opinion Survey: Policy Preferences and Energy Saving Measures, EPRG 1122  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Laura M. Platchkov and Michael G. Pollitt: The Economics of Energy (and Electricity) Demand, EPRG 1116  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Scott Kelly and Michael Pollitt: The Local Dimension of Energy, EPRG 1103 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Aoife Brophy Haney, Tooraj Jamasb, Laura M. Platchkov, Michael G. Pollitt: Demand-side Management Strategies and the Residential Sector: Lessons from International Experience, EPRG 1034 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Aoife Brophy Haney and Michael G. Pollitt: New Models of Public Ownership in Energy, EPRG 1030 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Luis Orea and Michael G. Pollitt: Estimating Marginal Cost of Quality Improvements: The Case of the UK Electricity Distribution Companies, EPRG 1027 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Thomas P. Triebs, Michael G. Pollitt and John E. Kwoka: The Direct Costs and Benefits of US Electric Utility Divestitures, EPRG 1024 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Thomas P. Triebs and Michael G. Pollitt: Is Privatization Enough? Finding Performance Breaks for UK Power Plants, EPRG 1021 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Luis Orea, Michael G. Pollitt: Weather Factors and Performance of Network Utilities: A Methodology and Application to Electricity Distribution, EPRG 1020 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Aoife Brophy Haney and Michael G.Pollitt: Exploring the Determinants of “best practice” in Network Regulation: The Case of the Electricity Industry, EPRG 1012 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael G. Pollitt: UK Renewable Energy Policy Since Privatisation, EPRG 1002  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • George Yarrow, Martin Cave, Michael Pollitt, John Small: Asset Valuation in Workably Competitive Markets: An Report to the New Zealand Commerce Commission, Report available from the New Zealand Commerce Commission
  • Pierre Noel and Michael Pollitt: Don’t Lose Power Parliamentary Brief, Vol.12, Issue 11, pp.6-8., Published on 23 July 2010 | Available at Parliamentary Brief
  • Michael Pollitt: No end in sight for Britain’s rising energy costs, Published 13 July 2011 | Available at theguardian.com
  • Michael Pollitt: Input Methodologies Expert Review of the New Zealand Commerce Commission’s Draft Decisions and Reasons for Electricity Distribution Services and Gas Pipeline Services, Published in July 2010 I PDF
  • Laura Platchkov, Michael Pollitt and Irina Shaorshadze: The implications of recent UK energy policy for the consumer: A report for the Consumers’ Association, Published May 2011 | Download the Executive summary | Download the full report
  • Michael Pollitt: Ofgem ‘discovers’ how not to meet EU carbon targets Parliamentary Brief, Vol.12, Issue 8, pp.19-20., Published on 30th March 2010 | Available at Parliamentary Brief
  • Michael G.Pollitt: Electricity Liberalisation in the European Union: A Progress Report, EPRG 0929 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Aoife Brophy Haney, Ian W.Jones and Michael G. Pollitt: UK retailers and climate change: The role of partnership in climate strategies, EPRG 0928 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Scott Kelly and Michael Pollitt: Making Combined Heat and Power District Heating (CHP-DH) Networks in the United Kingdom Economically Viable: A Comparative Approach, EPRG 0925 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Aoife Brophy Haney and Michael Pollitt: Efficiency Analysis of Energy Networks: An International Survey of Regulators, EPRG 0915 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael Pollitt: Does Electricity (and Heat) Network Regulation have anything to learn from Fixed Line Telecoms Regulation?, EPRG 0914 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael G. Pollitt and Jon Stern: Human Resource Constraints for Electricity Regulation in Developing Countries:  Has Anything Changed?, EPRG0910 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Christian Wolf and Michael G. Pollitt: The Welfare Implications of Oil Privatisation: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Norway’s Statoil, EPRG 0905 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Aoife Brophy Haney, Tooraj Jamasb and Michael G. Pollitt: Smart Metering and Electricity Demand: Technology, Economics and International Experience, EPRG 0903 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Yu, W., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M: Willingness-to-Pay for Quality of Service: An Application to Efficiency Analysis of the UK Electricity Distribution Utilities The Energy Journal, Vol.30 (4), pp.1-48, 2009 | Avaliable at IAEE
  • Michael Pollitt: Michael Pollitt’s report for Ofgem on Fixed Line Telecoms Regulations, Report available from Ofgem
  • Yang, H. and Pollitt, M: Incorporating Both Undesirable Outputs and Uncontrollable Variables into DEA: the Performance of Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.197 (3), pp.1095-1105, 16 September 2009 | Avaliable at ScienceDirect
  • Aoife Brophy Haney, Ian Cragg-Hine, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt and David Wing: Smart meter roll-out: Risk and Optimism Bias, Report to DECC, Published on 11 May 2009 | Available from DECC
  • Michael Pollitt: Keep your hands off the markets, Mr Miliband Parliamentary Brief, Vol.12, Issue 4, pp.15-16., Published on 24 March 2009 | Available at Parliamentary Brief
  • Michael Pollitt: Evaluating the evidence on electricity reform: Lessons for the South East Europe (SEE) market Utilities Policy,17 (1), 13–23, Published 01 March 2009
  • William Yu, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Does Weather Explain the Cost and Quality? An Analysis of UK Electricity Distribution Companies, EPRG 0827 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Paul Nillesen, Michael G Pollitt: Ownership unbundling in electricity distribution: empirical evidence from New Zealand, EPRG 0820 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • John Kwoka, Sanem Ozturk, Michael G Pollitt: Divestiture Policy and Operating Efficiency in US Electric Power Distribution, EPRG 0819 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Paul Nillesen, Michael Pollitt: Using regulatory benchmarking techniques to set company performance targets: the case of US electricity, EPRG 0817 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael Pollitt: The Future of Electricity (and Gas) Regulation, EPRG 0811 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt, Thomas Triebs: Productivity and Efficiency of US Gas Transmission Companies: A European Regulatory Perspective, EPRG 0806 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Christian Wolf, Michael Pollitt: Privatising national oil companies: Assessing the impact on firm performance, EPRG 0805 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Liberalisation and R&D in network industries: The case of the electricity industry, Research Policy 37(6-7) 2008, 995-1008. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Michael Pollitt: Electricity reform in Argentina: Lessons for developing countries, Energy Economics 30 (4) 2008, pp 1536-1567. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Reference models and incentive regulation of electricity distribution networks: An evaluation of Sweden’s Network Performance Assessment Model (NPAM), Energy Policy 36 (5) 2008, 1788-1801. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Michael Pollitt: The arguments for and against ownership unbundling of energy networks, Energy Policy 36 (2) 2008, p 704-713. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Security of Supply and Regulation of Energy Networks Submission to: Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment Project, Submitted 2008
  • Michael Grubb, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: A Low Carbon Electricity Sector for the UK: Issues and Options Chapter of – Delivering a Low Carbon Electricity System: Technologies, Economics and Policy, Published 2008
  • Michael Pollitt: The Future of Electricity (and Gas) Regulation in a Low Carbon Policy World The Energy Journal, Volume 29, pp 63-94 Special Issue on The Future of Electricity: Papers in Honour of David Newbery, Published 2008
  • Michael Grubb, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: A Low Carbon Electricity Sector for the UK: What Can be Done and How Much Will it Cost? Chapter of – Delivering a Low Carbon Electricity System: Technologies, Economics and Policy, Published 2008
  • Tooraj Jamasb, William Nuttall, Michael Pollitt, A Maratou: Technologies for a Low Carbon Electricity System: An Assessment of the UK’s Technological Issues and Options Chapter of – Delivering a Low Carbon Electricity System: Technologies, Economics and Policy, Published 2008
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt, Thomas Triebs: Productivity and efficiency of US gas transmission companies: A European regulatory perspective, Energy Policy 36 (9) 2008, pp 3398-3412. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Tooraj Jamasb, William Nuttall, Michael Pollitt: The case for a new energy research, development and promotion policy for the UK, Energy Policy 36 (12) 2008, pp 4610-4614. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Security of supply and regulation of energy networks, Energy Policy 36 (12) 2008, pp 4584-4589. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: International Benchmarking and Regulation of European Electricity Distribution Utilities Report prepared for: The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), Published 2008 | Available at energy-regulators.eu
  • Tooraj Jamasb, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt, Thomas Triebs: International Benchmarking and Regulation of European Gas Transmission Utilities Prepared for The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) – Task Force on Benchmarking of Transmission Tariffsu, Published 31 July 2008 | Available at energy-regulators.eu
  • Michael Pollitt: Evaluating the evidence on electricity reform: Lessons for the South East Europe (SEE) market, EPRG 0725 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael Pollitt: Liberalisation and Regulation in Electricity Systems: How can we get the balance right?, EPRG 0724 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael Pollitt, Janusz Bialek: Electricity Network Investment and Regulation for a Low Carbon Future, EPRG 0721 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Reference Models and Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks: An Evaluation of Sweden’s Network Performance Assessment Model (NPAM), EPRG 0718 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Hongliang Yang, Michael Pollitt: Distinguishing Weak and Strong Disposability among Undesirable Outputs in DEA: The Example of the Environmental Efficiency of Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants, EPRG 0717 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Hongliang Yang, Michael Pollitt: Incorporating Undesirable Outputs into Malmquist TFP Index: Environmental Performance Growth of Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants, EPRG 0716 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael Pollitt: The arguments for and against ownership unbundling of energy transmission networks, EPRG 0714 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • William Yu, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Incorporating the Price of Quality in Efficiency Analysis: the Case of Electricity Distribution Regulation in the UK, EPRG 0713 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Hongliang Yang, Michael Pollitt: Incorporating both Undesirable Outputs and Uncontrollable Variables into DEA: the performance of Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants, EPRG 0712 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • John Kwoka, Michael Pollitt: Industry Restructuring, Mergers and Efficiency: Evidence from Electric Power, EPRG 0708 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks: Lessons of Experience from Britain, EPRG 0701 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Richard Green, Arturo Lorenzoni, Yannick Perez, Michael Pollitt: Benchmarking Electricity Liberalisation in Europe, EPRG 0609 Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, William Nuttall, Michael Pollitt: New Electricity Technologies for a Sustainable Future, EPRG 0512  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Karsten Neuhoff, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt: Long-term Framework for Electricity Distribution Access Charges, EPRG 0507  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Christian Growitsch, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Quality of Service, Efficiency and Scale in Network Industries: An analysis of European electricity distribution, EPRG 0504  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Deregulation and R&D in Network Industries: The Case of the Electricity Industry, EPRG 0502  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • D Giannakis, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Benchmarking and incentive regulation of quality of service: an application to the UK electricity distribution networks, Energy Policy 33 (17) 2005, 2256-2271. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Electricity Market Reform in the European Union: Review of Progress toward Liberalisation and Integration The Energy Journal, Volume 26, Special Issue, 11-41, Published 2005
  • Toru Hattori, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Electricity Distribution in the UK and Japan: A Comparative Efficiency Analysis 1985-1998 The Energy Journal, Volume 26, Issue 2, 23-47, Published 2005
  • David Newbery, Michael Pollitt, Tooraj Jamasb (contributors): Background to work on Assessing Efficiency for the 2005 Distribution Price Control Review Scoping Study/Consultation Document, Prepared for Ofgem, Published September 2003 | Available at ofgem.gov.uk
  • Richard Green, Arturo Lorenzoni, Yannick Perez, Michael Pollitt: Policy assessment and good practices Presented at the Conference – Implementing the Internal Market of Electricity: Proposals and Time Tables, Brussels, Presented 9 September 2005 | Available at sessa.eu.com
  • Tooraj Jamasb, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt: Core indicators for determinants and performance of the electricity sector in developing countries World Bank Policy Research working paper series WPS3599, Published 1 May 2005 | Available at wds.worldbank.org
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Karsten Neuhoff, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt: Long Term Framework for Electricity Distribution Access Charges  Report for the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), Published 16 March 2005 | Available at ofgem.gov.uk
  • Tooraj Jamasb, R Mota, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt: Electricity sector reform in developing countries: a survey of empirical evidence on determinants and performance World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3549, Published 1 March 2005 | Available at wds.worldbank.org
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Electricity Market Reform in the European Union: Review of Progress towards Liberalisation and Integration, EP 66  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael Pollitt: Electricity Reform in Argentina: Lessons for Developing Countries, EP 52  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Michael Pollitt: Electricity Reform in Chile: Lessons for Developing Countries, EP 51 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Paul Nillesen, Michael Pollitt: The Consequences for Consumer Welfare of the 2001-2003 Electricity Distribution Price Review in The Netherlands, EP 50  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Torraj Jamasb, Raffaella Mota, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt: Electricity Sector Reform in Developing Countries: A Survey of Empirical Evidence on Determinants and Performance, EP 47  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Torraj Jamasb, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt: Core Indicators for Determinants and Performance of Electricity Sector in Developing Countries, EP 46 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • D Giannakis, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Benchmarking and Incentive Regulation of Quality of Service: an Application to the UK Electricity Distribution Utilities, EP 35  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Paul Nillesen, Michael Pollitt: Strategic behaviour under regulatory benchmarking, Energy Economics 26 (5) 2004, 825-843. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: Discussion of “Distribution Access Pricing: Application of the OFTEL Rule to a Yardstick Competition Scheme” IEEE Transaction Power Systems, Volume 19, No. 4, 2113-2114, Published November 2004
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Paul Nillesen, Michael Pollitt: Strategic Behaviour under Regulation Benchmarking, EP 19  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Paul Nillesen, Michael Pollitt: Gaming the Regulator: A Survey, The Electricity Journal 16 (10) 2003, 68-80. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt: International benchmarking and regulation: an application to European electricity distribution utilities, Energy Policy 31(15) 2003, 1609-1622. Available at ScienceDirect
  • Preetum Domah, Michael G Pollitt, Jon Stern: Modelling the costs of electricity regulation: Evidence of human resource constraints in developing countries, EP 11  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF
  • Toru Hattori, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael G Pollitt: A comparison of UK and Japanese electricity distribution performance 1985-1998: lessons for incentive regulation, EP 03  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF

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