Michael Pollitt

Professor of Business Economics

Fellow of Sidney Sussex College

MA (University of Cambridge), MPhil, DPhil (University of Oxford)

My research interests include industrial economics, privatisation and regulation of utilities, energy economics, the measurement of productive efficiency, and the relationship between Christian ethics and best practice business behaviour. I’ve advised the UK Competition Commission, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, Ofgem, Ofwat, the DTI, the World Bank, and the European Commission.

I’m Head of the Economics & Policy subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which analyses how economics can improve growth, business performance, and environmental outcomes.

My details

Academic area

Economics and Policy

Professional experience

Professor Pollitt is a member of the editorial boards of The Energy Journal, Review of Industrial Organization, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Energy and Climate Change, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy and Utilities Policy. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research (CBR). He is the elected Vice President for publications of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) for 2020-2023. He is also an Academic Co-Director at the CERRE Centre on Regulation in Europe. Michael is a research affiliate of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) at MIT and a Fellow of The Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. Since 2000 he has been convenor of the Association of Christian Economists, UK. 

Professor Pollitt has advised the UK Competition Commission, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, Ofgem, Ofwat, ESRC, the Norwegian Research Council, the DTI, the World Bank and the European Commission. He has also consulted for National Grid, AWG, EdF, Eneco, Nuon, Roche and TenneT. Michael is the Coach on the Cambridge MBA’s Energy & Environment concentration, Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group, and a member of both the Energy Interdisciplinary Research Centre and the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network.

Previous appointments

Before coming to Cambridge Judge Business School, Michael was a lecturer in applied industrial organisation at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, from 1994-1999. He was a board member and trustee of Viva Network, Oxford, from 1999-2004. In the first half of 2003 Michael was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at MIT. From 2001-2005 Michael was co-leader of the Cambridge-MIT Electricity Project.

In 2005 and 2006 Michael served as Acting Executive Director of the ESRC Energy Policy Research Group. In 2009 and 2010 he was a member of the New Zealand Commerce Commission’s expert panel on Input Methodologies. From 2007-2011 he served as external economic advisor to Ofgem, and from 2011-2014 he was an energy advisor to the UK Consumers’ Association.

Publications

Selected publications

Journal articles

Special issues of journals

  • Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) (2022) “Special issue on Chinese power sector reform.” Energy and Climate Change
  • Kiesling, L., Meeus, L. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) (2021) “Special issue on innovation, policy, and regulation in electricity markets.” Energies, 14(19)
  • Genakos, G. and Pollitt, M. (eds.) (2019) “Special issue on celebrating 25 years of the EU Single Market.” Review of Industrial Organization, 55(1)
  • Green, R. and Pollitt, M. (eds.) (2008) “Special issue in honor of Professor David M.G. Newbery.” The Energy Journal, 29(2)

Books, monographs, reports and case studies

  • Glachant, J.-M., Joskow, P.L. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) (2021) Handbook on electricity markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2020) Reforming the Chinese electricity supply sector: lessons from global experience. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ozawa, M., Chaplin, J., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. and Warde, P. (2019) In search of good energy policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Eyre, S. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) (2016) Competition and regulation in electricity markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) (2011) The future of electricity demand: customers, citizens and loads. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pollitt, M. (2010) “Memorandum submitted by Dr Michael Pollitt, ESRC Electricity Policy Research Group, Judge Business School, Ev 218-Ev 221.” House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee on The Future of Britain’s Electricity Networks, Second Report of Session 2009-10: vol.II, HC 194-II. London: HMSO.
  • Pollitt, M. (2010) “Oral evidence taken before the Energy and Climate Change Committee on Wednesday 1 April 2009, Ev 1-Ev 19.” House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee on The Future of Britain’s Electricity Networks, Second Report of Session 2009-10: vol.II, HC 194-II. London: HMSO.
  • Grubb, M., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (eds.) (2008) Delivering the low-carbon electricity system: technologies, economics and policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jones, I.W., Pollitt, M. and Bek, D. (2007) Multinationals in their communities: a social capital approach to corporate citizenship projects. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pollitt, M. and Wolf, C. (2007) “Manila Water: privatising regulated services in a developing country.” European Case Clearing House (ECCH).
  • Jamasb, T., Nuttall, W.J. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) (2006) Future electricity technologies and systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) (2002) Understanding how issues in business ethics develop. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tsuji, M., Berg, S. and Pollitt, M. (eds.) (2002) Private initiatives in infrastructure: priorities, incentives and performance. 2002 ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Tsuji, M., Berg, S. and Pollitt, M. (eds.) (2000) Private initiatives in infrastructure: priorities, incentives, and performance. Chiba, Japan: Institute of Developing Economies.
  • Bergman, L., Pollitt, M. et al. (1999) Monitoring European deregulation: vol.2: A European market for electricity? London: Centre for Economic Policy Research.
  • Cook, J. and Pollitt, M. (1999) Corporate strategy in the global pharmaceutical industry: the case of SmithKline Beecham. Bedford: European Case Clearing House.
  • Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (eds.) (1999) The role of business ethics in economic performance. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
  • Jones, I., Pollitt, M. and Cook, J. (1999) Development of an effective corporate compliance programme: case study on SmithKline Beecham. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (1995) Ownership and performance in electric utilities: the international evidence on privatization and efficiency. Oxford: Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Book chapters

  • Pollitt, M. (2022) “Moral drivers and lenses: policy, economy, faith and climate change.” In: Dahlan, M.R., Lastra, R.M. and Rochette, G. (eds.) Research handbook on energy, law and ethics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.28-42
  • Glachant, J.-M., Joskow, P.L. and Pollitt, M.G. (2021) “Introduction.” In: Glachant, J.-M., Joskow, P.L. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) Handbook on electricity markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.1-11
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2021) “The future design of the electricity market.” In: Glachant, J.-M., Joskow, P.L. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) Handbook on electricity markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.428-442
  • Lam, J.C.K., Han, Y., Wang, S., Li, V.O.K., Pollitt, M. and Warde, P. (2019) “A comparative study of air pollution trends in historical London and contemporary Beijing.” In: Ozawa, M., Chaplin, J., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. and Warde, P. (eds.) In search of good energy policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.282-304
  • Ozawa, M., Chaplin, J., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. and Warde, P. (2019) “Introduction.” In: Ozawa, M., Chaplin, J., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. and Warde, P. (eds.) In search of good energy policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.1-22
  • Ozawa, M., Chaplin, J., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. and Warde, P. (2019) “Responses and final thoughts.” In: Ozawa, M., Chaplin, J., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. and Warde, P. (eds.) In search of good energy policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.336-350
  • Ozawa, M. and Pollitt, M. (2019) “Introduction to multidisciplinary approaches’.” In: Ozawa, M., Chaplin, J., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. and Warde, P. (eds.) In search of good energy policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.275-281
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2017) “David Michael Garrood Newbery (1943–).” In: Cord, R.A. (ed.) The Palgrave companion to Cambridge economics. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1131-1149
  • Eyre, S. and Pollitt, M.G. (2016) “Introduction.” In: Eyre, S. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) Competition and regulation in electricity markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.xiii-xxxv
  • Nillesen, P. and Pollitt, M. (2016) “New business models for utilities to meet the challenge of the energy transition.” In: Sioshansi, F.P. (ed.) The future of utilities: utilities of the future: how technological innovations in distributed energy resources will reshape the electric power sector. Oxford: Elsevier, pp.283-301
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2016) “The future of electricity network regulation: the policy perspective.” In: Finger, M. and Jaag, C. (eds.) The Routledge companion to network industries. Oxford: Routledge, pp.169-182
  • Pollitt, M. (2016) “The socio-economics of the smart grid – an introduction.” In: Liu, C.-C., McArthur, S. and Lee, S.-J. (eds.) Smart grid handbook. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 1529-1536
  • Weiller, C.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2016) “Platform markets and energy services.” In: Liu, C.-C., McArthur, S. and Lee, S.-J. (eds.) Smart grid handbook. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, pp.1597-1620
  • Pollitt, M. (2015) “What do theologians need to know about economics?” In: Kidwell, J. and Doherty, S. (eds.) Theology and economics: a Christian vision of the common good. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.27-45
  • Nillesen, P., Pollitt, M. and Witteler, E. (2014) “New utility business model: a global view.” In: Sioshani, F.P. (ed.) Distributed generation and its implications for the utility industry. Oxford: Academic Press, pp.33-47
  • Pollitt, M.G. and Shaorshadze, I. (2013) “The role of behavioural economics in energy and climate policy.” In: Fouquet, R. (ed.) Handbook on energy and climate change. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.523-546
  • Brophy Haney, A., Jamasb, T., Platchkov, L.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2011) “Demand-side management strategies and the residential sector: lessons from the international experience.” In: Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) The future of electricity demand: customers, citizens and loads. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.337-378
  • Brophy Haney, A., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (2011) “Smart metering: technology, economics and international experience.” In: Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) The future of electricity demand: customers, citizens and loads. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.161-184
  • Jamasb, T., Platchkov, L.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2011) “Introduction and overview of the chapters.” In: Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) The future of electricity demand: customers, citizens and loads. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.1-16.
  • Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (2011) “Concluding reflections on future active networks and the demand-side for electricity.” In: Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) The future of electricity demand: customers, citizens and loads. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.464-468
  • Kelly, S. and Pollitt, M.G. (2011) “The local dimension of energy.” In: Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) The future of electricity demand: customers, citizens and loads. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.249-279
  • Platchkov, L.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2011) “The economics of energy (and electricity) demand.” In: Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.) The future of electricity demand: customers, citizens and loads. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.17-47
  • Pollitt, M. (2011) “Green values in communities: how and why to engage individuals with decarbonization targets.” In: Pitelis, C.N., Keenan, J. and Pryce, V. (eds.) Green business, green values, and sustainability. New York and Oxford: Routledge, pp.67-80
  • Pollitt, M. (2010) “UK renewable energy policy since privatisation.” In: Mozelle, B., Padilla, J. and Schmalensee, R. (eds.) Harnessing renewable energy in electric power systems: theory, practice, policy. Washington DC: RFF Press, pp.251-282
  • Green, R., Lorenzoni, A., Pérez, Y. and Pollitt, M. (2009) “Policy assessment and good practices.” In: Glachant, J.-M. and L´vêque, F. (eds.) Electricity reform in Europe – towards a single energy market. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.172-205
  • Grubb, M., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (2008) “A low-carbon electricity sector for the UK: what can be done and how much will it cost?” In Grubb, M., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.): Delivering a low carbon electricity system. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.462-497
  • Grubb, M., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (2008) “Low-carbon electricity sector for the UK: issues and options.” In Grubb, M., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.): Delivering a low carbon electricity system. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.1-28
  • Jamasb, T., Nuttall, W.J., Pollitt, M.G. and Maratou, A. (2008) “Technologies for a low-carbon electricity system: an assessment of the UK’s issues and options.” In Grubb, M., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.): Delivering a low carbon electricity system. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.64-99
  • Pollitt, M. (2008) “Liberalisation and regulation in electricity systems: how can we get the balance right?” In Sioshansi, F.P. (ed.): Competitive electricity markets: design, implementation and performance. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Pollitt, M. and Bailek, J. (2008) “Electricity network investment and regulation for a low carbon future.” In Grubb, M., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.): Delivering a low carbon electricity system. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.183-206
  • Jamasb, T., Nuttall, W.J. and Pollitt, M.G. (2006) “New electricity technologies for a sustainable future.” In Jamasb, T., Nuttall, W.J. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.): Future electricity technologies and systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.1-23
  • Pollitt, M. (2005) “Learning from UK Private Finance Initiative experience.” In Hodge, G. and Greve, C. (eds.): The challenge of public-private partnerships: learning from international experience. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.207-230
  • Matsuura, K., Pollitt, M., Takada, R. and Tanaka, S. (2004) “Institutional restructuring in the Japanese economy since 1985.” In Perraton, J. and Clift, B. (eds.): Where are national capitalisms now? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.133-153
  • Berg, S.V., Pollitt, M. and Tsuji, M. (2002) “Conclusion.” In Tsuji, M., Berg, S. and Pollitt, M. (eds.): Private initiatives in infrastructure: priorities, incentives, and performance. 2002 ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.227
  • Berg, S.V., Pollitt, M. and Tsuji, M. (2002) “Introduction.” In Tsuji, M., Berg, S. and Pollitt, M. (eds.): Private initiatives in infrastructure: priorities, incentives, and performance. 2002 ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (2002) “Understanding how issues in business ethics develop: introduction.” In Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.): Understanding how issues in business ethics develop. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1-13
  • Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (2002) “Understanding how issues in business ethics develop: lessons for business.” In Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G.) (eds.): Understanding how issues in business ethics develop. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.169-180
  • Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (2002) “Who influences debates in business ethics? An investigation into the development of corporate governance in the UK since 1990.” In Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (eds.): Understanding how issues in business ethics develop. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.14-68
  • Pollitt, M. (2002) “Declining role of the state in infrastructure investments in the UK.” In Tsuji, M., Berg, S. and Pollitt, M. (eds.): Private initiatives in infrastructure: priorities, incentives, and performance. 2002 ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.67-100
  • Pollitt, M. (2000) “Declining role of the state in infrastructure investments in the UK.” In Tsuji, M., Berg, S. and Pollitt, M. (eds.): Private initiatives in infrastructure: priorities, incentives, and performance. Chiba, Japan: Institute of Developing Economies, pp.142-177
  • Pollitt, M., McDaniel, T. and Mani, S. (2000) “Summary of the UK team.” In Tsuji, M., Berg, S. and Pollitt, M. (eds.): Private initiatives in infrastructure: priorities, incentives, and performance. Chiba, Japan: Institute of Developing Economies, pp.121-141
  • Pollitt, M. (1999) “Issues in electricity market integration and liberalization.” In Vaitilingam, R. (ed.): Monitoring European deregulation: vol.2: A European market for electricity? London: Centre for Economic Policy Research, pp.27-86
  • Pollitt, M. (1999) “The survey of the liberalization of public enterprises in the UK since 1979.” In Kagami, M. and Tsuji, M. (eds.): Privatization, deregulation and institutional framework. Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, pp.120-169
  • Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (1998) “Conclusion.” In Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (eds.): The role of business ethics in economic performance. Houndsmill: Macmillan, pp.211-218
  • Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (1998) “Introduction.” In Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (eds.): The role of business ethics in economic performance. Houndsmill: Macmillan, pp.1-20

Conference papers

  • Cruzat, C., Anaya, K., Pollitt, M.G. and Williams, R. (2022) “Impact of flexibility services implementation on power network constraint management.” In: IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON) (21st), 14-16 June 2022, Palermo, Italy. (DOI: 10.1109/MELECON53508.2022.9842934)
  • Pollitt, M., Jones, I. and Bek, D. (2007) “Multinationals in their communities: a social capital approach to corporate citizenship projects.” In: Ain’t misbehaving? Organisations, ethics and misbehaviour: European Business Ethics Network UK (EBEN UK) Annual Conference, 12-13 Apr 2007, Gloucester, UK.
  • Green, R., Lorenzoni, A., Perez, Y. and Pollitt, M. (2005) “Policy assessment and good practices.” In: Sustainable Energy Specific Support Assessment (SESSA) (ed.) Conference on implementing the internal market of electricity: proposals and timetables, 9 September 2005, Brussels, Belgium.

Working papers

  • Anaya, K.L., Giulietti, M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2022) “Where next for the electricity distribution system operator? Evidence from a survey of European DSOs and National Regulatory Authorities.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2201. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Ajayi, V. and Pollitt, M.G. (2022) “Changing times: incentive regulation, corporate reorganisations and productivity in Great Britain’s gas networks.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2214. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Ajayi, V. and Pollitt, M.G. (2022) “Green growth and net zero policy in the UK: some conceptual and measurement issues.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2215. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Li, T., Gao, C., Pollitt, M.G., Chen, T. and Ming, H. (2022) “Measuring the effects of power system reform in Jiangsu province, China from the perspective of social cost benefit analysis.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2213. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Hameed, Z., Pollitt, M., Kattuman, P. and Traeholt, C. (2022) “Frequency markets and the problem of predictability.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2220. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Ajayi, V., Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M. (2021) “Incentive regulation, productivity growth and environmental effects: the case of electricity networks in Great Britain.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2126. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K.L. and Pollitt, M.G. (2021) “An evaluation of a local reactive power market: the case of Power Potential.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2124. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2021) “The further economic consequences of Brexit: energy.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2120. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2021) “Measuring the impact of electricity market reform in a Chinese context.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2111. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. and Dolphin, G. (2021) “Should the EU ETS be extended to road transport and heating fuels?” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2119. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Ajayi, V.,  Dolphin, G., Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M. (2020) “The productivity puzzle in network industries: evidence from the energy sector.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2021. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Dolphin, G. and Pollitt, M. (2020) “Identifying innovative actors in the electricity supply industry using machine learning: an application to UK patent data.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2004. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Xie, B.-C., Xu, J. and Pollitt, M.G. (2020) “What effect has the 2015 power market reform had on power prices in China? Evidence from Guangdong and Zhejiang.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2010. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Xu, J., Pollitt, M.G., Xie, B.-C. and Yang, C-H. (2020) “China’s energy law draft and the reform of its electricity supply sector.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.2028. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Chyong, C.K., Pollitt, M. and Cruise, R. (2019) “Can wholesale electricity prices support ‘subsidy-free’ generation investment in Europe?” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1919. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Han, Y., Li, V.O.K., Lam, J.K.C. and Pollitt, M. (2019) “How BLUE is the sky? Estimating the air quality data in Beijing during the Blue Sky Day Period (2008-2012) by the Bayesian LSTM approach.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1912. Cambridge: University of Cambridge
  • Küfeoğlu, S., Liu, G., Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M.G. (2019) “Digitalisation and new business models in energy sector.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1920. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Newbery, D., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. and Taylor, S. (2019) “Financing low-carbon generation in the UK: the hybrid RAB model.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1926. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Nillesen, P. and Pollitt, M. (2019) “Ownership unbundling of electricity distribution networks.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1905. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. and Anaya, K.L. (2019) “Competition in markets for ancillary services? The implications of rising distributed generation.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1928. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Rossetto, F., Grossi, L. and Pollitt, M.G. (2019) “Assessing market power in the Italian electricity market: a synthetic supply approach.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1930. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M. (2018) “Reactive power procurement: lessons from three leading countries.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1829. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M. (2018) “Storage business models: lessons for electricity from natural gas, cloud data and frozen food.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1804. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Dolphin, G. and Pollitt, M. (2018) “International spillovers and carbon pricing policies.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1802. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Küfeoğlu, S. and Pollitt, M. (2018) “The impact of PVs and EVs on domestic electricity network charges: a case study from Great Britain.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1814. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Kufeoglu, S., Pollitt, M. and Anaya, K. (2018) “Electric power distribution in the world: today and tomorrow.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1826. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2018) “the european single market in electricity: an economic assessment.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1815. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. and Dale, L. (2018) “Restructuring the Chinese electricity supply sector – how industrial electricity prices are determined in a liberalized power market: lessons from Great Britain.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1839. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M., Yang, C. and Chen, H. (2018) “Restructuring the Chinese electricity supply sector: an assessment of the market pilot in Guangdong Province.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1807. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M. (2017) “Regulating the electricity system operator: lessons for Great Britain from around the world.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1718. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Greve, T., Teng, F., Pollitt, M., Strbac, G. (2017) “A system operator’s utility function for the frequency response market.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1713. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Kim, S.W., Pollitt, M.G., Jin, Y.G., Kim, J. and Yoon, Y.T. (2017) “Contractual framework for the devolution of system balancing responsibility from the transmission system operator to distribution system operators.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1715. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Newbery, D., Pollitt, M., Ritz, R. and Strielkowski, W. (2017) “Market design for a high-renewables European electricity system.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1711. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2017) “The economic consequences of Brexit: energy.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1702. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M., Yang, C.-H. and Chen, H. (2017) “Reforming the Chinese electricity supply sector: lessons from international experience.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1704. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Sidhu, A.S., Pollitt, M.G. and Anaya, K.L. (2017) “A social cost benefit analysis of grid-scale electrical energy storage projects: evaluating the smarter network storage project.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1710. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Dolphin, G., Pollitt, M. and Newbery, D. (2016) “The political economy of carbon pricing: a panel analysis.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1627. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Greve, T., Patsios, C., Pollitt, M.G. and Taylor, P. (2016) “Economic zones for future complex power systems.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1625. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Greve, T. and Pollitt, M. (2016) “A future auction mechanism for distributed generation.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1629. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Greve, T. and Pollitt, M. (2016) “A VCG auction for electricity storage.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1613. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (2016) “How UK banks are changing their corporate culture and practice following the financial crisis of 2007-08.” Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.482. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Oseni, M.O. and Pollitt, M.G. (2016) “The prospects for smart energy prices: observations from 50 years of residential pricing for fixed line telecoms and electricity.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1611. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2016) “Electricity network charging for flexibility.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1623. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2016) “A global carbon market?” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1608. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Richter, L.-L. and Pollitt, M. (2016) “Which smart electricity services contracts will consumers accept? The demand for compensation in a platform market.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1616. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Ruz, F.C. and Pollitt, M.G. (2016) “Overcoming barriers to electrical energy storage: comparing California and Europe.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1614. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K.L. and Pollitt, M. (2015) “Distributed generation: opportunities for distribution network operators, wider society and generators.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1510. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Levi, P. and Pollitt, M. (2015) “Cost trajectories of low carbon electricity generation technologies in the UK: a study of cost uncertainty.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1501. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2015) “In search of ‘good’ energy policy: the social limits to technological solutions to energy and climate problems.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1520. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2015) “A global carbon market?” MIT Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) Working Papers, No.2015-016. Cambridge, MA: MIT.
  • Pollitt, M. and Anaya, K. (2015) “Can current electricity markets cope with high shares of renewables? A comparison of approaches in Germany, the UK and the State of New York.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1519. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Triebs, T. and Pollitt, M. (2015) “The direct costs and benefits of US electric utility divestitures.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1525. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M. (2014) “Integrating distributed generation: regulation and trends in three leading countries.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1423. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M. (2014) “The role of distribution network operators in promoting cost-effective distributed generation: lessons from the United States for Europe.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1422. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K.L. and Pollitt, M.G. (2014) “Does weather have an impact on electricity distribution efficiency? Evidence from South America.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1404. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Galán, J.E. and Pollitt, M.G. (2014) “Inefficiency persistence and heterogeneity in Colombian electricity distribution utilities.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1403. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Oseni, M.O. and Pollitt, M. (2014) “Institutional arrangements for the promotion of regional integration of electricity markets: international experience.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1408. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Weiller, C.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2014) “Platform markets and energy services.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1334. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K.L. and Pollitt, M.G. (2013) “Finding the optimal approach for allocating and realising distribution system capacity: deciding between interruptible connections and firm DG connections.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1320. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Anaya, K.L. and Pollitt, M. (2013) “Understanding best practice regarding interruptible connections for wind generation: lessons from national and international experience.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1309. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Greve, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (2013) “Determining the optimal length of regulatory guarantee: a length-of-contract auction.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1325. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Greve, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (2013) “Network procurement auctions.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1324. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Lemon, M., Pollitt, M., and Steer, S.J. (2013) “Local energy policy and managing low carbon transition: the case of Leicester.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1314. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Llorca, M., Orea, L. and Pollitt, M. (2013) “Efficiency and environmental factors in the US electricity transmission industry.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1310. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Oseni, M.O. and Pollitt, M.G. (2013) “The economic costs of unsupplied electricity: evidence from backup generation among African firms.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1326. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Oseni, M.O., Pollitt, M.G., Reiner, D.M., Richter, L.-L., Chyong, K. and Baddeley, M. (2013) “2013 EPRG public opinion survey: smart energy – attitudes and behaviours.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1327. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Rocha, M., Baddeley, M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2013) “Addressing self-disconnection among prepayment energy consumers: a behavioural approach.” Energy Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1328. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Chawla, M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2012) “Energy-efficiency and environmental policies and income supplements in the UK: their evolution and distributional impact in relation to domestic energy bills.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1227. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Greve, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (2012) “Designing electricity transmission auctions: an introduction to the relevant literature.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1221. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Haney, A.B. and Pollitt, M.G. (2012) “International benchmarking of electricity transmission by regulators: theory and practice.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1226. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Kelly, S., Pollitt, M. and Crawford-Brown, D. (2012) “Building performance evaluation and certification in the UK: a critical review of SAP?” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1219. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2012) “The role of policy in energy transitions: lessons from the energy liberalisation era.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1208. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Kelly, S. and Pollitt, M. (2011) “The local dimension of energy.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1103. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Platchkov, L., Pollitt, M.G., Reiner, D. and Shaorshadze, I. (2011) “2010 EPRG public opinion survey: policy preferences and energy saving measures.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1122. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Platchkov, L.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2011) “Economics of energy (and electricity) demand.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1116. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2011) “Lessons from the history of independent system operators in the energy sector, with applications to the water sector.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1125. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. and Steer, S.J. (2011) “Economies of scale and scope in network industries: lessons for the UK water and sewerage sectors.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1124. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Haney, A.B., Jamasb, T., Platchkov, L.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2010) “Demand-side management strategies and the residential sector: lessons from international experience.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1034. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Haney, A.B. and Pollitt, M.G. (2010) “Exploring the determinants of ‘best practice’ in network regulation: the case of the electricity industry.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1012. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Haney, A.B. and Pollitt, M.G. (2010) “New models of public ownership in energy.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1030. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T., Orea, L. and Pollitt, M.G. (2010) “Estimating marginal cost of quality improvements: the case of the UK electricity distribution companies.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1027. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T., Orea, L. and Pollitt, M.G. (2010) “Weather factors and performance of network utilities: a methodology and application to electricity distribution.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1020. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2010) “Green values in communities: how and why to engage individuals with decarbonisation targets.” Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.398. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2010) “UK renewable energy policy since privatisation.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1002. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Triebs, T.P. and Pollitt, M.G. (2010) “Is privatization enough? Finding performance breaks for UK power plants.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.1021. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Affuso, L., Angeriz, A. and Pollitt, M. (2009) “Impact of privatisation on the efficiency of train operation in Britain.” Centre for Globalisation Research Working Papers, No.28. London: Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Haney, A.B., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt. M.G. (2009) “Smart metering and electricity demand: technology, economics and international experience.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0903. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Haney, A.B., Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (2009) “UK retailers and climate change: the role of partnership in climate strategies.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0928. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Haney, A. and Pollitt, M.G. (2009) “Efficiency analysis of energy networks: an international survey of regulators.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0915. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2009) “Electricity sector liberalisation and innovation: an analysis of the UK patenting activities.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0901. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Kelly, S. and Pollitt, M. (2009) “Making combined heat and power district heating (CHP-DH) networks in the United Kingdom economically viable: a comparative approach.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0925. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2009) “Does electricity (and heat) network regulation have anything to learn from fixed line telecoms regulation?” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0914. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2009) “Electricity liberalisation in the European Union: a progress report.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0929. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. and Stern, J. (2009) “Human resource constraints for electricity regulation in developing countries: has anything changed?” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0910. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Wolf, C. and Pollitt, M.G. (2009) “The welfare implications of oil privatisation: a cost-benefit analysis of Norway’s Statoil.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0905. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Yu, W. and Pollitt, M. (2009) “Does liberalisation cause more electricity blackouts? Evidence from a global study of newspaper reports.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0902. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T., Pollitt, M.G. and Triebs, T. (2008) “Productivity and efficiency of US gas transmission companies: a European regulatory perspective.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0806. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Kwoka, J., Ozturk, S. and Pollitt, M.G. (2008) “Divestiture policy and operating efficiency in U.S. electric power distribution.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0819. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2008) “The future of electricity (and gas) regulation.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0811. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Nillesen, P. and Pollitt, M.G. (2008) “Ownership unbundling in electricity distribution: empirical evidence from New Zealand.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0820. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Nillesen, P. and Pollitt, M.G. (2008) “Using regulatory benchmarking techniques to set company performance targets: the case of US electricity.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0817. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Wolf, C. and Pollitt, M. (2008) “Privatising national oil companies: assessing the impact on firm performance.” Cambridge Judge Business School Working Papers, No.02/2008. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Yu, W., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2008) “Does weather explain the cost and quality? An analysis of UK electricity distribution companies.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0827. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2007) “Incentive regulation of electricity distribution networks: lessons of experience from Britain.”Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0701. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2007) “Reference models and incentive regulation of electricity distribution networks: an evaluation of Sweden’s Network Performance Assessment Model (NPAM).” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0718. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Kwoka, J. and Pollitt, M. (2007) “Industry restructuring, mergers and efficiency: evidence from electric power.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0708. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2007) “Evaluating the evidence on electricity reform: lessons for the South East Europe (SEE) market.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0725. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2007) “Liberalisation and regulation in electricity systems: how can we get the balance right?” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0724. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (2007) “The arguments for and against ownership unbundling of energy transmission.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0714. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. and Bialek, J. (2007) “Electricity network investment and regulation for a low carbon future.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0721. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Symeou, P.C. and Pollitt, M.G. (2007) “Telecomunications in small economies: the impact of liberalization and alternative technologies on universal service.” Cambridge Judge Business School Working Papers, No.19/2007. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Yang, H. and Pollitt, M. (2007) “Incorporating both undesirable outputs and uncontrollable variables into DEA: the performance of Chinese coal-fired power plants.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0712. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Yu, W., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2007) “Incorporating the price of quality in efficiency analysis: the case of electricity distribution regulation in the UK.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0713. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Yang, H. and Pollitt, M. (2007) “Incorporating undesirable outputs into Malmquist TFP index: environmental performance growth of Chinese coal-fired power plants.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0716. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Yang, H. and Pollitt, M. (2007) “Distinguishing weak and strong disposability among undesirable outputs in DEA: the example of the environmental efficiency of Chinese coal-fired power plants.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.0717. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Green, R., Lorenzoni, A., Perez, Y. and Pollitt, M. (2006) “Benchmarking electricity liberalisation in Europe.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.EPRG 06/09. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I., Pollitt, M. and Bek, D. (2006) “Multinationals in their communities: a social capital approach to corporate citizenship projects.” Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.337. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Bek, D., Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (2005) “How do multinationals build social capital: Diageo’s corporate citizenship programme.” Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.302. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Growitsch, C., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2005) “Quality of service, efficiency and scale in network industries: an analysis of European electricity distribution.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0538. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T., Mota, R., Newbery, D. and Pollitt, M. (2005) “Electricity sector reform in developing countries: a survey of empirical evidence on determinants and performance.” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, No.3549. Washington, DC: World Bank.
  • Jamasb, T., Neuhoff, K., Newbery, D., and Pollitt, M. (2005) “Long-term framework for electricity distribution access, report prepared and commissioned by Ofgem.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.05/07. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T., Newbery, D. and Pollitt, M. (2005) “Core indicators for determinants and performance of the electricity sector in developing countries.” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, No.3599. Washington, DC: World Bank.
  • Jamasb, T., Nuttall, W.J., and Pollitt, M.G. (2005) “New electricity technologies for a sustainable future.” Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.05/12. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2005) “Deregulation and R&D in network industries: the case of the electricity industry.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0533. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Giannakis, D., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2004) “Benchmarking and incentive regulation of quality of service: an application to the UK electricity distribution utilities.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0408. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T., Mota, R., Newbery, D. and Pollitt, M. (2004) “Electricity sector reform in developing countries: a survey of empirical evidence on determinants and performance.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0439. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T., Newbery, D. and Pollitt, M. (2004) “Core indicators for determinants and performance of electricity sector in developing countries.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0438. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T.J. and Pollitt, M.G. (2004) “Electricity market reform in the European Union: review of progress towards liberalisation and integration.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0471. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I., Nyland, C.M. and Pollitt, M. (2004) “Multinationals in developing communities: EU multinationals in Poland.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.285. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Nillesen, P.H.L. and Pollitt, M.G. (2004) “The consequences for consumer welfare of the 2001-2003 electricity distribution price review in the Netherlands.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0446. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2004) “Electricity reform in Argentina: lessons for developing countries.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0449. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2004) “Electricity reform in Chile: lessons for developing countries.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0448. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T., Nillesen, P. and Pollitt, M. (2003) “Strategic behaviour under regulation benchmarking.” Applied Economics Department Working Papers, No.2003/12. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (2003) “Understanding how issues in corporate governance develop: Cadbury Report to Higgs Review.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.277. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Domah, P., Pollitt, M. and Stern, J. (2002) “Modelling the costs of electricity regulation: evidence of human resource constraints in developing countries.” Applied Economics Department Working Papers, No.2002/29. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Hattori, T., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M.G. (2002) “Relative performance of UK and Japanese electricity distribution systems 1985-1998: lessons for incentive regulation.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.0212. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I.W., Nyland, C.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (2002) “How do multinationals build social capital? Evidence from Mexico.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.249. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2001) “Benchmarking and regulation of electricity transmission and distribution utilities: lessons from international experience.” Applied Economics Department Working Papers, No.2001/1. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I.W., Nyland, C. and Pollitt, M. (2001) “How do multinationals build social capital? Evidence from South Africa.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.220. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M. (2001) “Who influences debates in business ethics? An investigation into the development of corporate governance in the UK since 1990.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.221. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. and Smith, A.S.J. (2001) “The restructuring and privatisation of British Rail: was it really that bad?” Applied Economics Department Working Papers, No.2001/18. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Domah, P. and Pollitt, M. (2000) “The restructuring and privatisation of electricity distribution and supply businesses in England and Wales: a social cost benefit analysis.” Applied Economics Department Working Papers, No.2000/7. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (2000) “The declining role of the state in infrastructure investments in the UK.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.2000/1. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (1999) “Putting values into action in business: a study of the development of an ‘integrity’ value at SmithKline Beecham.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.121. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (1999) “The development of ethical issues facing boards of directors: a model with implications.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.151. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Matsuura, K., Pollitt, M., Takada, R. and Tanaka, S. (1999) “Institutional restructuring in the Japanese economy 1985-1996.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.115. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (1999) “Survey of the liberalisation of public enterprises in the UK since 1979.” Applied Economics Department Working Papers, No.1999/1. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (1997) “The restructuring and privatisation of the electricity supply industry in Northern Ireland: will it be worth it?” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.9701. Cambridge: Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  • Newbery, D.M. and Pollitt, M.G. (1996) “The restructuring and privatisation of the CEGB: was it worth it?” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.9607. Cambridge: Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M.G. (1995) “Ownership and efficiency in nuclear power production.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, No.9518. Cambridge: Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  • Jones, I.W. and Pollitt, M.G. (1995) “Economics, ethics and unfair competition.” ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.22. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
  • Pollitt, M. (1994) “Productive efficiency in electricity transmission and distribution systems.” Oxford Applied Economics Discussion Papers, No.161. Oxford: University of Oxford
  • Pollitt, M.G. (1994) “Technical efficiency in electrical power plants.” Cambridge Working Papers in Economics No.9422. Cambridge: Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

News and insights

Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School has written extensively on faith and climate policy. He says climate-change campaigners get it wrong by using ‘apocalyptic’ language of hell rather than a positive message of change.

British taxpayers ‘deserve an accounting’ of energy cap spending including whether it stimulates long-term UK energy investment, says new paper from Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Renationalisation is not the solution to the current supply and pricing issues in the energy market, Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge says in a new podcast.

Media coverage

Express | 23 September 2022

Energy: UK taxpayers deserve an accounting of Liz Truss’s prize freeze, experts assert.

Cambridge Judge Business School is featured in this Express article about the Energy Price Guarantee. It focuses on a new paper by the Energy Policy Research Group at CJBS ( co-authored by Michael Pollitt and David Reiner) which says taxpayers should be given transparency over who is benefitting from the energy cap, and whether these “war-time profits” are stimulating long term investment in the UK energy sector.

Energy Monitor | 17 August 2021

Why state control of the UK power system can help drive the energy transition

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses future electricity system operation model in the UK.

Financial Times | 31 May 2021

Picking up the bill for Europe’s carbon

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on EU decarbonisation policy. “We are reaching the point where the costs of decarbonisation cannot be hidden. The reason many are concerned about the ETS is that it makes this cost explicit – it is a direct price on polluting,” says Pollitt, who supports the expansion of the system as a way to “massively help increase the credibility of the net zero policy.”

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