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David Newbery

David Newbery
Born (1943-06-01) 1 June 1943 [1]
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

David Michael Garrood Newbery, CBE, FBA (born 1 June 1943),[2] has been Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge since 1988.[3] He is a foremost thinker in the field of energy economics, writing extensively on the regulation of electricity markets. His interests also include in climate change mitigation and environmental policy, privatisation, and risk.[4]



Beyond his role as professor at Cambridge, he is Vice Chairman of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates,[5] Director of the Cambridge Electricity Policy Research Group[6] and is an occasional consultant to the World Bank.[7] From 1988-2003 he was Director of the Department of Applied Economics. He was a member of the Competition Commission from 1996-2002, and chairman of the Dutch electricity market surveillance committee. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy[3] in 1991 . He is a member of the Academic Panel of DEFRA.[3] Since 1966 he has been a fellow of Churchill College, and succeeded Archie Howie as President of its Senior Combination Room (SCR) in October 2010.[8]


Newbery was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to economics.[9]

Selected bibliography


  • Newbery, David M.G.;  
  • Newbery, David M.G.;  
  • Newbery, David M.G. (1995). Tax and benefit reform in Central and Eastern Europe. London: Centre for Economic Policy Research.  
  • Newbery, David M. (1999). Privatization, restructuring, and regulation of network utilities. The Walras-Pareto Lectures. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.  
  • Newbery, David M.G.; Székely, István P. (2008). Hungary: an economy in transition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

Journal articles

  • Newbery, David M.G. (September 1970). "A theorem on the measurement of inequality". Journal of Economic Theory (Elsevier) 2 (3): 264–266.  
  • Newbery, David M.G. (Spring 1978). "Stochastic limit pricing". The Bell Journal of Economics (RAND Corporation via JSTOR) 9 (1): 260–269.  
  • Newbery, David M.G.;  
  • Newbery, David M.G.;  


  1. ^ "Prof David Newbery, CBE, FBA". Debrett's. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Newbery, David M. G.". Library of Congress. Retrieved 26 October 2014. data sheet (b. 6-1-1943) 
  3. ^ a b c Faculty page at University of Cambridge
  4. ^ Blaug, Mark; Vane, Howard R. (2003). Who's Who in Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 601.  
  5. ^ CEPA
  6. ^ Electricity Policy Research Group profile
  7. ^ Profile at EE Institute
  8. ^ Churchill College SCR
  9. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60173. p. 8. 16 June 2012.

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