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Research Interests

Electricity policy research, specifically market design and behaviour, transmission access pricing, renewables support mechanisms and climate change policy

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Newbery, D. and Guo, B. The cost of uncoupling GB interconnectors, Energy Policy vol 158 (2021), 1-15
Newbery, D. The Cost of Finance and the Cost of Carbon: A Case Study of Britain’s only PWR, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy vol 10(2) (2021), 229-247
Newbery, D. National Energy and Climate Plans for the island of Ireland: wind curtailment, interconnectors and storage, Energy Policy vol 158 (2021), 1-11
Montoya, L.G., Guo, B., Newbery, D., Dodds, P. E., Lipman, G. and Castagneto Gissey, G. Measuring inefficiency in international electricity trading, Energy Policy vol 143 (2020), 1-12
Newbery, D. The cost of uncoupling, Nature Energy vol 5 (2020), 187-188
Chyong, C. K., Guo, B. and Newbery, D. The Impact of a Carbon Tax on the CO2 Emissions Reduction of Wind, The Energy Journal vol 41(1) (2020), 1-31
Newbery, D., Castagneto Gissey, G., Guo, B. and Dodds, P. E. The private and social value of British electrical interconnectors, Energy Policy vol 133 (2019), 1-37
Dolphin, G., Pollitt, M. G. and Newbery, D. The Political Economy of Carbon Pricing: a Panel Analysis, Oxford Economic Papers vol 72(2) (2019), 472-500

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Newbery, D., Biggar, D. Marginal curtailment of wind and solar PV: transmission constraints, pricing and access regimes for efficient investment, (2024) CWPE2405
Simshauser, P., Newbery, D. Non-Firm vs. Priority Access: on the Long Run Average and Marginal Cost of Renewables in Australia, (2023) CWPE2363
Newbery, D. Estimating the target-consistent carbon price for electricity, (2023) CWPE2361
Newbery, D. High renewable electricity penetration: marginal curtailment and market failure under “subsidy-free” entry, (2023) CWPE2353
Newbery, D. Regulation of access, fees, and investment planning of transmission in Great Britain, (2023) CWPE2335

Recent Activities

The Value of International Electricity Trading - Publication Date: 2020-01-27
Professor David Newbery was the lead author on the Ofgem commissioned report "The Value of International Electricity Trading". The report written by researchers from University of Cambridge and University College London (UCL), looked into cross-border electricity trading between Great Britain and connected European Union markets, and is intended to inform Ofgem’s State of the Energy Market report.

Frank Hahn Memoir Published - Publication Date: 2018-01-26
Professor David Newbery has published his memoir of Frank Hahn (1925-2013) in the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy.

David Newbery listed in Queen's Birthday Honours - Publication Date: 2012-06-17
In this year's Birthday Honours list, Professor David Newbery will receive CBE.

David Newbery Presents at the Annual HM Treasury Economists Conference - Publication Date: 2010-01-27
David Newbery presented his critique of the Economics of Green taxation

Research Grants

The Electricity Policy Research Group (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
Cessa - Coordinating Energy Security Of Supply Actions (European Commission (FW6))
British Academy Small Grant Bid - Karsten Neuhoff (British Academy)
Supergen: Future Network Technologies (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC))
Electricity Policy Forum (Cambridge MIT)
Specific Support Action: Sessa (Sustainable Specific Support Assessment) (European Commission (FP6))
Price Comparison Sites And Competition: The Internet Connectivity Market (Isaac Newton Trust)
Promoting Innovation And Productivity In Electricity Markets (Cambridge MIT)
Efficient And Sustainable Regulation And Competition In Network Industries (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
The Internet And Price Competition In Retail Markets Within The EU (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
Road Pricing And Urban Congestion Costs (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
Organisation, Competition And Regulation In The British Railway Industry (ESRC)

Professor David Newbery

Emeritus Professor and
Director of The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG)

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
Room: 71
College: Churchill College