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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 the University of Cambridge, Senior Research Associate in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and a Fellow in Economics at Peterhouse. He serves as a member of the Academic Panel at the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) and Office of Gas & Electricity Markets (Ofgem). He also is on the Scientific Committee of the Chair of the Economics of Natural Gas at MINES ParisTech and is an External Faculty Affiliate of MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR).
Robert 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. 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. Earlier in his career, he worked on corporate strategy at McKinsey & Company and on financial stability at the Bank of England.
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