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Working papers:

Market design for a high-renewables European electricity system
(with David Newbery & Michael Pollitt
Latest version: July 2017 [non-technical summary]

Strategic investment, single-market focus and competitive advantage:
An application to the natural gas industry

Latest version: August 2016 [non-technical summary]

The simple economics of asymmetric cost pass-through
Latest version: May 2015 [non-technical summary]

Optimal altruism in public good provision
(with Robert Hahn)
Latest version: September 2014


Oligopolistic competition and welfare
Handbook of Game Theory & Industrial Organization, Luis Corchon & Marco Marini (eds.), Edward Elgar, forthcoming in 2017.

OPEC vs US shale: Analyzing the shift to a market-share strategy
(with Alberto Behar)
Energy Economics, forthcoming as of December 2016 [non-technical summary]

How does renewables competition affect forward contracting in electricity markets?
Economics Letters 2016, 146, pp. 135-139 [non-technical summary]

How do banks respond to increased funding uncertainty?
(with Ansgar Walther)
Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2015, 24, pp. 386-410

Does the social cost of carbon matter? Evidence from US policy
(with Robert Hahn)
Journal of Legal Studies, 2015, 44, pp. 229-248 [non-technical summary]

Price discrimination and limits to arbitrage: An analysis of global LNG markets
Energy Economics 2014, 45, pp. 324-332 [non-technical summary]

On welfare losses due to imperfect competition
Journal of Industrial Economics 2014, 62, pp. 167-190

A new version of Edgeworth's taxation paradox
Oxford Economic Papers, 2014, 66, pp. 209-226

Emissions trading with profit-neutral permit allocations
(with Cameron Hepburn & John Quah)
Journal of Public Economics 2013, 98, pp. 85-99

Cost pass-through under delegation
Topics in Theoretical Economics 2009, 8, pp. 1-18

Influencing rent-seeking contests
Public Choice 2008, 135, pp. 291-300

Strategic incentives for market share
International Journal of Industrial Organization 2008, 26, pp. 586-597

Other writing:

A note to the new European Commission on the way forward to 2030
(with David Reiner, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt, Chi Kong Chyong & Arjun Mahalingam)
Cambridge EPRG Policy Brief, October 2014

Thinking through the climate change challenge
(with Robert Hahn, Alistair Ulph & 22 others)
In: Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling, Robert Hahn & Alistair Ulph (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2012

Carbon leakage under incomplete environmental regulation: An industry-level approach
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies EV46, November 2009 [press release]

Emissions trading and profit-neutral grandfathering
(with Cameron Hepburn & John Quah)
Royal Economic Society conference paper, February 2007 [press release]

Dr Robert Ritz

University Lecturer

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
College: Peterhouse