Robert Ritz is Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge, Senior Research Associate in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and a Fellow & Director of Studies in Economics at Peterhouse, Cambridge.
He also serves as a member of the Academic Panel at the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) and Office of Gas & Electricity Markets (Ofgem). He is an External Faculty Affiliate of MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and chairs the Scientific Committee of the Chair of the Economics of Natural Gas at Mines ParisTech.
Robert is also a Principal at Vivid Economics, advising European policymakers and some of the world’s largest multinationals. Earlier in his career, he worked on corporate strategy at McKinsey & Company and on financial stability at the Bank of England. He has been a visiting scholar at MIT and the IMF.
His research interests span industrial organization, climate policy and energy economics. Recent projects are on international aspects of carbon pricing, the economics of cost pass-through, competition in global gas markets, and the design of high-renewables electricity systems.
Robert has taught economics at Oxford and Cambridge for over 15 years. He holds a D.Phil. in Economics from Nuffield College, Oxford University, an M.A. in Financial Economics from the University of St. Andrews, and attended the University of Pennsylvania and its Wharton School as a visiting McNeil Scholar.