David Newbery

Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge

David Newbery is Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge. He has been a Visiting Professor at Yale, Stanford, Berkeley and Princeton and was an Associate Editor of The Economic Journal from 1977-2000. David was President of the European Economic Association for 1996. He has worked with international agencies on tax reform in Europe and Africa, road user charging, energy policy and regulation of privatised utilities.

David has worked outside of academia, including work at the World Bank as Division Chief of Public Economics from 1981 to 1983. He is Director of Research of the Electricity Policy Research Group. From 1996 to 2002, David was a Member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (later Competition Commission), and from 2001 to 2005 was Chairman of the Dutch electricity market surveillance committee. He is a member of the DEFRA's Environmental Economics academic panel and has been an Adviser to most of the UK regulatory agencies (Offer, Ofgem, ORR, Ofwat). David is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy.

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