|Born||1 June 1943|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
David Michael Garrood Newbery, CBE, FBA (born 1 June 1943), is a Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge. He got this position in 1988. He specializes in the field of energy economics, and he writes on the regulation of electricity markets. His interests also include climate change mitigation and environmental policy, privatisation, and risk.
Newbery was born on 1 June 1943 at Fulmer Chase, Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England. He studied at Portsmouth Grammar School from 1954 till 1961, where he won Best Science Candidate in Cambridge GCE A&S Level. He then proceeded to study Mathematics and Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge, obtaining a B.A. in 1964, M.A. (Cantab.) in 1968 and a Ph.D. degree in 1976.
In 1965 he was pre-elected to Churchill Teaching Fellowship. In 1966 he got a position of University Assistant Lecturer at Faculty of Economics. Later he was a Director of Department of Applied Economics from 1988 till 2003. He also served as a Professor II at Tromso University, Norway from 2011 till 2013.
In 1981 Newbery co-authored a book and several articles with Nobel-laureate Joseph Stiglitz. The name of the book was "The Theory of Commodity Price Stabilization: A Study in the Economics of Risk"
Besides his role as Professor of Applied Economics at Cambridge, he serves as Vice-Chairman of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates, Director of the Cambridge Electricity Policy Research Group and an occasional consultant to the World Bank. In 1988–2003 he was Director of the Department of Applied economics. He was a member of the Competition Commission in 1996–2002, and chairman of the Dutch electricity market surveillance committee. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1991. He is a member of the Academic Panel of DEFRA. Since 1966 he has been a fellow of Churchill College, and was President of its Senior Combination Room (SCR) in from 2010 to 2019.
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