About this Fellow
Professor David Newbery, CBE, FBA, is the Research Director of the Cambridge Electricity Policy Research Group, Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society. He was President of the European Economic Association, 1996 and President of the International Association of Energy Economics, 2013. Educated at Cambridge with undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics, a PhD and ScD in economics, he has managed research projects on commodity price stabilization, road pricing, the Hungarian transition to the market economy, utility privatisation and regulation, electricity restructuring and market design, transmission access pricing and has active research on market integration, transmission planning and finance, climate change policies, and the design of energy policy and energy taxation. Occasional economic advisor to the World Bank, DG ENER, Ofgem, Ofwat, and ORR, former member of the Competition Commission and chairman of the Dutch Electricity Market Surveillance Committee, currently a member of Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition, a member of the Panel of Technical Experts offering quality assurance to DECC on the delivery of the UK's Electricity Market Reform and Deputy Independent Member of the Single Electricity Market of the island of Ireland.
- Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge
- Lecturer, University of Cambridge, 1966 - 1986
- Professor of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, 1988
- Director of the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, 1988
- Director, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge, 1988 - 2003
- Emeritus Professor of Economics, Churchill College University of Cambridge, 2003
- Research Fellow in the Control and Power Research Group, Imperial College of Science and Technology University of London, 2011 - 2016
The economics of industry, regulation of network utilities, competition policy, pricing strategy, markets with boundedly rational consumers.
Economic theory: game theory; bounded rationality.
Econometrics, trends and transitions in economic activity, asset price bubble detection methods, modelling volatility in financial data, and automated model building for policy analysis and forecasting
The economic history of late-medieval Britain and Ireland, with particular reference to human-environment interactions during the 14th century and trends in agricultural output and productivity from the 13th to 19th centuries