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David Newbery has been Professor of Applied Economics since 1988, and was Director of the DAE from 1988-2003. He was elected to a fellowship in Churchill College in 1966 on returning from a year as an economist in the Tanzanian Treasury as an ODI Nuffield fellow. He became an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty at the same time, and directed studies in the college until 1988. In between he took leave to go the World Bank, where he became Division Chief of Public Economics from 1981-3. He has been a visiting Professor at Yale, Stanford, Berkeley and Princeton. He was an associate editor of The Economic Journal from 1977-2000. He was President of the European Economic Association for 1996.

He has written books on social cost-benefit analysis, commodity price stabilisation, taxation in developing countries, tax reform in transitional economies, and the privatisation, restructuring and regulation of network industries such as electricity, gas and telecoms. His articles cover economic theory, risk, futures markets, energy policy, agricultural price policy, tax policy, public goods, transport economics, international trade, industrial organisation, privatisation, regulation, environmental policy and reform in Eastern Europe.

He has worked with international agencies on tax reform in Europe and Africa, road user charging, energy policy and regulation of privatised utilities. He is currently working on regulation and privatisation, particularly of electricity and gas, and is Principal Investigator and Project Co-Leader on the Cambridge MIT Institute Electricity Project. He continues his interest in road pricing and transport policy.

He was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society, 1989, and of the British Academy in 1991. He was awarded the Frisch medal of the Econometric Society for applied economics in 1990, the Harry Johnson prize of the Canadian Economic Association in 1993, and the IAEE's 2002 Outstanding Contributions to the Profession Award. He was a Member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (later Competition Commission) from 1996-2002. He is a member of the DEFRA's Environmental Economics academic panel and chairman of the Dutch electricity market surveillance committee.

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