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Energy Prices: Is a Price Freeze a Sensible Way to Restore Trust in the Market?

When Jan 29, 2015
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where BNY Mellon Centre, London EC4V 4LA
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Professor Michael Pollitt, EPRG, Cambridge Judge Business School

Energy Prices: Is a Price Freeze a Sensible Way to Restore Trust in the Market?"

Join Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School & Assistant Director of EPRG, as he discusses the state of the energy market and how it has evolved over the last few years. Taking into account competitive market theory, Michael will consider the relationship between retail and wholesale markets, the likely consequences of a price freeze and what this all means for the individual consumer as well as for business.

Speaker bio                

In addition to his CJBS chair, Michael Pollitt is Director of Studies in Management and Economics and Fellow at Sidney Sussex College. He is co-editor of Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy and a member of the editorial board of the Review of Industrial Organization and Competition and Regulation in Network Industries. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Business Research and a member of the Faculty of Economics. He is currently a member of the Office of Rail Regulation’s expert advisory panel. Since 2000 he has been convenor of the Association of Christian Economists, UK. Michael 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, Eneco, Nuon, Roche and TenneT. He is the Coach on the Cambridge MBA’s Energy & Environment concentration, and the University’s Energy Champion for Policy, Economics and Risk. He is Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group, and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network.

Watch Dr Pollitt debate “Will a price freeze destroy the energy market?” at the Labour Conference 2014


18:30-19:00 Arrival and registration
19:00-20:00 Business briefing
20:00-20:30 Networking reception


£20 per person.


Open to all – attendees are welcome to register up to two professional colleagues.