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Working papers:

Does competition increase pass-through?
Latest version: March 2020

Carbon cost pass-through in industrial sectors
(with Karsten Neuhoff)
Latest version: October 2019

Climate targets, management incentives and corporate strategy in the energy industry
Latest version: August 2019

Capacity mechanisms and the technology mix in competitive electricity markets
(with Par Holmberg)
Latest version: June 2019

Understanding overlapping policies: Internal carbon leakage and the punctured waterbed
(with Grischa Perino & Arthur van Benthem)
Latest version: March 2019

Pass-through, profits and the political economy of regulation
(with Felix Grey)
Latest version: January 2019

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


A strategic perspective on competition between pipeline gas and LNG
The Energy Journal 2019, 40:5, pp. 195-220

The political economy of a carbon price floor for power generation
(with David Newbery & David Reiner)
The Energy Journal 2019, 40:1, pp. 1-24 (lead article) [non-technical summary]

Strategic behaviour in a capacity market? The new Irish electricity market design
(with Juha Teirila)
The Energy Journal 2019, 40:SI, pp. 105-126

Market design for a high-renewables European electricity system
(with David Newbery & Michael Pollitt
Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 2018, 91, pp. 695-707

Oligopolistic competition and welfare
Handbook of Game Theory & Industrial Organization, 2018, Chapter 7, pp. 181-202, Luis Corchon & Marco Marini (eds.), Edward Elgar

OPEC vs US shale: Analyzing the shift to a market-share strategy
(with Alberto Behar)
Energy Economics, 2017, 63, pp. 185-198 [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:

Europe should learn from California’s carbon trading
(with Arthur van Benthem)
Opinion piece published in The Hill, 5 September 2018

Don’t backtrack on the carbon price floor
(with Arthur van Benthem)
Opinion piece published in De Volkskrant, 7 August 2018 (in Dutch)

Europe needs a minimum price on carbon emissions
(with Arthur van Benthem)
Opinion piece published in Handelsblatt Global, 25 July 2018

A carbon price floor for power generation to reaffirm EU climate leadership
(with David Newbery & David Reiner)
Cambridge EPRG Policy Brief, June 2018

A note to the new European Commission on the way forward to 2030
(with 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

Senior Teaching Associate

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
College: Peterhouse