Tag Archives: M. Pollitt

EPRG 0721

Michael Pollitt, Janusz Bialek Electricity Network Investment and Regulation for a Low Carbon Future EPRG 0721 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Pollit, M. and Bialek, J. W. (2008) ‘Electricity network investment and regulation for a low-carbon future.’, in Delivering a low-carbon electricity system : technologies, economics and policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.… Continue Reading

EPRG 0718

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 Also published in: Jamasb, T & Pollitt, M (2007) “Reference Models and Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks : An Evaluation of Sweden’s Network Performance Assessment Model… Continue Reading

EPRG 0717

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 Also published in: Yang, Hongliang & Pollitt, M (2010), “Distinguishing Weak and Strong Disposability among Undesirable Outputs in DEA: The Example of the Environmental… Continue Reading

EPRG 0716

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 Also published in: Yang, H. and Pollitt, M. (2012), ‘Incorporating undesirable outputs into Malmquist TFP indices with an unbalanced data panel of Chinese power plants’, Applied Economics Letters, Vol.19, Issue… Continue Reading

EPRG 0714

Michael Pollitt The arguments for and against ownership unbundling of energy transmission networks EPRG 0714 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Pollitt, M., (2008), “The Arguments for and Against Ownership Unbundling of Energy Transmission Networks”, Energy Policy 36(2) Abstract: The question this paper addresses is: what is the evidence for the superiority of the… Continue Reading

EPRG 0713

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 Also published in: Yu, W., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2009), “Willingness-to-Pay for Quality of Service: An Application to Efficiency Analysis of the UK Electricity Distribution… Continue Reading

EPRG 0712

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 Also published in: Yang, Hongliang & Pollitt, Michael, (2009), “Incorporating both undesirable outputs and uncontrollable variables into DEA: The performance of Chinese coal-fired power plants,” European Journal of Operational… Continue Reading

EPRG 0708

John Kwoka, Michael Pollitt Industry Restructuring, Mergers and Efficiency: Evidence from Electric Power EPRG 0708 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Kwoka, J. and Pollitt, M. (2010) “Do mergers improve efficiency? Evidence from restructuring the US electric power sector”, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Vol.28 (6): pp.645-656 Abstract: This paper analyses the performance impact… Continue Reading

EPRG 0701

Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks: Lessons of Experience from Britain EPRG 0701 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2007), “Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks: Lessons of Experience from Britain”, Energy Policy 35(12) Abstract: This paper reviews the recent experience of the UK electricity… Continue Reading

EPRG 0827

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 Also published in: Yu, W., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2009), “Does Weather Explain the Cost and Quality Performance? An Analysis of UK Electricity Distribution Companies”, Energy Policy 37(11)… Continue Reading

EPRG 0502

Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Deregulation and R&D in Network Industries: The Case of the Electricity Industry EPRG 0502  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Electricity reform has coincided with a significant decline in energy R&D activities. Technical progress is crucial for tackling many energy and environmental issues as well as for long-term efficiency improvement. This… Continue Reading

EPRG 0820

 Paul Nillesen, Michael G Pollitt Ownership unbundling in electricity distribution: empirical evidence from New Zealand EPRG 0820 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Nillesen, P.H. and Pollitt, M.G. , “Ownership unbundling in electricity distribution: empirical evidence from New Zealand”, Review of Industrial Organization Abstract: New Zealand is the only country to date to have… Continue Reading

Michael Pollitt Does environment matter for distribution system performance? EPRG Winter Research Seminar, Cambridge Presented 9 December 2005 | Download PDF Continue Reading

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EP 19

Tooraj Jamasb, Paul Nillesen, Michael Pollitt Strategic Behaviour under Regulation Benchmarking EP 19  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Liberalisation of generation and supply activities in the electricity sectors is often followed by regulatory reform of distribution networks. In order to improve the efficiency of distribution utilities, some regulators have adopted incentive regulation schemes that… Continue Reading

EP 11

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 Abstract: Successful electricity industry reform depends on the presence of an appropriately staffed regulatory agency for the liberalised sector. However developing countries can have resource constraints that… Continue Reading

EP 03

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 Abstract: International comparisons can be used to study relative efficiency of decision-making units in an industry in a wider context. In particular, cross-country comparisons can, help regulators of… Continue Reading

EPRG 0819

John Kwoka, Sanem Ozturk, Michael G Pollitt Divestiture Policy and Operating Efficiency in US Electric Power Distribution EPRG 0819 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Kwoka, J., Pollitt, M. and Sergici, S. (2010) “Divestiture Policy and Operating Efficiency in U.S. Electric Power Distribution”, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 38 (1), pp.86-109 Abstract: This study… Continue Reading

EPRG 0817

Paul Nillesen, Michael Pollitt Using regulatory benchmarking techniques to set company performance targets: the case of US electricity EPRG 0817 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Nillesen, P. and Pollitt, M. (2010), “Using Regulatory Benchmarking Techniques to Set Company Performance Targets: the Case of US Electricity”, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries 1 Abstract:… Continue Reading

EPRG 0811

Michael Pollitt The Future of Electricity (and Gas) Regulation EPRG 0811 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Pollitt, M. (2008), “The Future of Electricity (and Gas) Regulation in a Low-carbon Policy World”, The Energy Journal 29 (Special Issue 2) Abstract: This paper discusses whether a new paradigm is necessary for independent economic regulation of… Continue Reading

EPRG 0806

Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt, Thomas Triebs Productivity and Efficiency of US Gas Transmission Companies: A European Regulatory Perspective EPRG 0806 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Jamasb, T., Pollitt, M. and Triebs, T. (2008), “Productivity and Efficiency of US Gas Transmission Companies: A European Regulatory Perspective”, Energy Policy 36(9) Abstract: On both sides of the… Continue Reading

EPRG 0805

Christian Wolf, Michael Pollitt Privatising national oil companies: Assessing the impact on firm performance EPRG 0805 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This study empirically investigates the impact of privatisation on firm performance in the global oil and gas industry, where questions of resource control have regained widespread attention. Using a dataset of 60 public share… Continue Reading

EPRG 0929

Michael G.Pollitt Electricity Liberalisation in the European Union: A Progress Report EPRG 0929 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Pollitt, M.G. (2009),”Electricity Liberalisation in the European Union: A Progress Report”, Mercato Concorrenza Regole 3/2009, pp.497-523 Abstract: It is around 5 years since my colleague, Tooraj Jamasb, and I reviewed the EU’s progress with electricity… Continue Reading

EPRG 0928

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 Abstract: More and more companies in the UK are developing strategies to address the challenges of climate change. We focus on the UK retail sector and explore the… Continue Reading

EPRG 0925

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 Abstract: As global fuel reserves are depleted, alternative and more efficient forms of energy generation and delivery will be required. Combined Heat and Power with District… Continue Reading

EPRG 0915

Aoife Brophy Haney and Michael Pollitt Efficiency Analysis of Energy Networks: An International Survey of Regulators EPRG 0915 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Haney, A. B. and Pollitt, M. (2009), Efficiency Analysis of Energy Networks: An International Survey of Regulators, Energy Policy 37(12) Abstract:  Incentive regulation for networks has been an important part… Continue Reading

EPRG 0914

Michael Pollitt Does Electricity (and Heat) Network Regulation have anything to learn from Fixed Line Telecoms Regulation? EPRG 0914 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Pollitt, M. (2010), “Does Electricity (and Heat) Network Regulation have anything to learn from Fixed Line Telecoms Regulation?”, Energy Policy 38(3) Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to… Continue Reading

EPRG 0910

Michael G. Pollitt and Jon Stern Human Resource Constraints for Electricity Regulation in Developing Countries:  Has Anything Changed? EPRG0910 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: We provide strong evidence that there are significant human resource constraints which limit the scale and, hence, the scope and potential effectiveness of electricity/energy regulatory agencies in developing countries. We summarise the… Continue Reading

EPRG 0905

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 Abstract: The oil industry is of great economic significance to many countries, and privatisations of National Oil Companies (NOCs) have often been controversial, as have been the benefits from privatisation more… Continue Reading

EPRG 0903

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 Also published in: Brophy Haney, A, Jamasb, T & Pollitt, M, “Smart Metering and Electricity Demand: Technology, Economics and International Experience”, TU Berlin Abstract: In recent years smart metering of electricity… Continue Reading

EPRG 1034

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 Abstract: This paper explores demand side management (DSM) strategies, including both demand response and energy efficiency policies. The aim is to uncover what features might strengthen… Continue Reading

EPRG 1030

Aoife Brophy Haney and Michael G. Pollitt New Models of Public Ownership in Energy EPRG 1030 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This paper discusses some of the new and continuing ways in which the public sector is involved in the electricity / energy sector around the world. This involvement continues to be significant in… Continue Reading

EPRG 1027

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 Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to develop an econometric approach to estimation of marginal costs of improving quality of service. We implement this… Continue Reading

EPRG 1020

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 Abstract: Incentive regulation and efficiency analysis of network utilities often need to take the effect of important external factors, such as the weather conditions, into account. This… Continue Reading

EPRG 1012

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 Also published in: Brophy Haney, A & Pollitt, M (2011) “Exploring the Determinants of “best practice” in Network Regulation: The Case of the Electricity Industry”, Energy Policy… Continue Reading

EPRG 1002

Michael G. Pollitt UK Renewable Energy Policy Since Privatisation EPRG 1002  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Pollitt, M. “UK Renewable Energy Policy Since Privatisation”, chapter in “Harnessing Renewable Energy in Electric Power Systems: Theory, Practice, Policy” Moselle, Boaz, Padilla, Jorge and Schmalensee, Richard pages 253-283 Abstract: The aim of this paper is… Continue Reading

EPRG 1125

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 Abstract: This paper examines the lessons from independent transmission system operators in energy in the context of the potential introduction of an independent system operator in the… Continue Reading

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