Tag Archives: D. Newbery

EPRG 0824

David Newbery Analytic Solutions for Supply Function Equilibria: Uniqueness and Stability EPRG 0824 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Holmberg, P., D.M. Newbery and D. Ralph (2008) ‘Supply Function Equilibria: Step functions and continuous representations’, submitted to Journal of Economic Theory Abstract: Supply Function Equilibria (SFE) offer an attractive equilibrium concept for an electricity… Continue Reading

EPRG 0821

 David Newbery Predicting market power in wholesale electricity markets EPRG 0821 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Newbery, David (2009). “Predicting Market Power in Wholesale Electricity Markets,” RSCAS Working Papers 2009/03, European University Institute Abstract: The traditional measure of market power is the HHI, which gives implausible results given the low elasticity of demand… Continue Reading

EP 72

David Newbery Why tax energy? Towards a more rational policy EP 72  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The same fuels are taxed at widely different rates in different countries while different fuels are taxed at widely different rates within and across countries. Coal, oil and gas are all used to generate electricity, but are… Continue Reading

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EP 71

Paul Twomey, Richard Green, Karsten Neuhoff, David Newbery A Review of the Monitoring of Market Power: The Possible Roles of TSOs in Monitoring for Market Power Issues in Congested Transmission Systems EP 71  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF   Abstract: The paper surveys the literature and publicly available information on market power monitoring in electricity… Continue Reading

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EP 15

David Newbery, Tanga McDaniel Auctions and trading in energy markets – an economic analysis EP 15  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Auctions are playing an increasingly prominent role in the planning and operation of energy markets. Comparing the New Electricity Trading Arrangements to the former electricity Pool in England and Wales requires some analysis… Continue Reading

EP 12

David Newbery Regulatory Challenges to European Electricity Liberalistation EP 12  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The European Commission proposed to reform the Electricity and Gas Directives to improve access to transmission, increase cross-border capacity, and fully open the electricity and gas markets. The California electricity crisis has weakened support for liberalisation, removed the commitment… Continue Reading

EP 07

Richard Gilbert, Karsten Neuhoff, David Newbery Allocating Transmission to Mitigate Market Power in Electricity Networks EP 07 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: We ask what conditions transmission contracts increase or mitigate market power. We show that the allocation process of transmission rights is crucial. In an efficient arbitraged uniform price auction, generators will only… Continue Reading

EP 01

David Newbery Issues and options for restructuring electricity supply industries EP01 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The electricity supply industry is highly capital-intensive, whose success depends critically upon the management of its investment. In most developing countries investment is poorly managed, poorly maintained, and often inadequate. Inadequate regulation or political control lead to low… Continue Reading

EPRG 0815

David Newbery Under-pricing electricity and the puzzle of regulatory accounting EPRG 0815 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: State-owned electricity companies typically set prices that are too low to finance new investment when needed, and which create additional problems where private investment is sought. The paper asks to what extent this can be attributed to historic… Continue Reading

EPRG 1023

David M Newbery Oil Shortages, Climate Change and Collective Action EPRG 1023 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF | Appendix Also published in: Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society Publishing A, 13 May 2011 vol. 369 (1942), pp1748-1761 – Text Abstract: Concerns over future oil scarcity might not be so worrying but for the high carbon content of… Continue Reading

EPRG 1011

David M. Newbery A Nuclear Future? UK Government Policy and the Role of the Market EPRG 1011 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Economic Affairs 30 (2) 2010, 21-27. Available at Wiley InterScience Abstract: Meeting carbon targets requires decarbonising electricity. The least cost strategy involves nuclear power. In a liberalised electricity market, the… Continue Reading

EPRG 1007

Pär Holmberg and David Newbery The supply function equilibrium and its policy implications for wholesale electricity auctions EPRG 1007  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Holmberg, P. and Newbery, D. M. (2010), “The Supply Function Equilibrium and its Policy Implications for Wholesale Electricity Auctions”, Utilities Policy 18(4), pp 209-226 | Text Abstract: The… Continue Reading

EPRG 1126

David Newbery Reforming Competitive Electricity Markets to Meet Environmental Targets EPRG 1126  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The UK and other EU countries are concerned to deliver secure, sustainable and affordable electricity, to meet challenging targets for decarbonisation and renewable energy. The UK Government has consulted and concluded that the present electricity market arrangements… Continue Reading

EPRG 1120

David Newbery Contracting for wind generation EPRG1120  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy , 1(2) EPRG 1120 Abstract: The UK Government proposes offering long-term Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) to low-carbon generation to reduce risk and encourage new entrants. Their preference is for a Contract-for-Difference (CfD) or a premium FiT… Continue Reading

David Newbery

David Newbery, C.B.E., F.B.A. Director of EPRG, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge Sc.D. (Cantab.) Ph.D. (Cantab.) M.A. (Cantab.) Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)1223 335248 Address: Faculty of Economics, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge Research Projects: TSEC 1, CESSA Research Interests: Liberalization, privatisation, competition and regulation in network industries, particularly electricity; Transmission access… Continue Reading