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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


Michael Pollitt is Professor of Business Economics at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has particular interests in future regulation and future markets for electricity systems. He is an Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) and a joint academic director of the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). Michael is a Fellow in Economics and Management at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Michael was external economic advisor to Ofgem from 2007 to 2011 and has advised the World Bank, the European Commission, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, as well as companies and regulatory agencies across Europe. He has published 11 books and over 90 refereed journal articles on efficiency analysis, energy policy and business ethics. He is a founding co-editor of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)’s journal: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy and is the IAEE Vice President for Publications for 2020 and 2021.

Michael has extensive experience of interdisciplinary engagement and working with colleagues at C-EENRG. He chaired the In Search of Good Energy Policy project at the University of Cambridge from 2015-19, which brought together academics from 12 departments and resulted in an edited volume (of the same name) from CUP. Since 2000 he has been the convenor of the Association of Christian Economists UK.

For more information and list of key publications, see Michael Pollitt.



Networks and Distribution:

Incentive regulation of network industries; efficiency analysis of network industries

Users, Consumers and Social Frameworks:

Economics of energy demand; pre-payment and smart meter data analysis of consumer behaviour

Policy, Economics and Risk:

Economics of energy and climate policy; competition in energy services; competition in and across energy networks

C-EENRG Fellow
Professor of Business Economics
Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Professor Michael  Pollitt


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