David Newbery

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This article is about the professor of Applied economics. For the professor of African studies, see David Newbury.
David Newbery
Born (1943-06-01) June 1, 1943 (age 71)[1]
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Thesis  (1976[2])
Doctoral students Rufus Pollock

David Michael Garrood Newbery, CBE, FBA (born June 1, 1943) 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.

Beyond his role as professor at Cambridge, he is Vice Chairman of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates[1], Director of the Cambridge Electricity Policy Research Group[4] and is an occasional consultant to the World Bank.[5] 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.[6]

Newbery was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to economics.[7]


  1. ^ "Prof David Newbery, CBE, FBA". Debrett's. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Blaug, Mark; Vane, Howard R. (2003). Who's Who in Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 601. ISBN 1840649925. 
  3. ^ a b c Faculty page at University of Cambridge
  4. ^ Electricity Policy Research Group profile
  5. ^ Profile at EE Institute
  6. ^ Churchill College SCR
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60173. p. 8. 16 June 2012.