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CCP Faculty

Professor Catherine Waddams

Professor of Regulation, Norwich Business School

Email: c.waddams@uea.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1603 59 3740 Location:

Biography

Catherine Waddams (formerly Price) is a faculty member of CCP and Professor in Norwich Business School, which she joined in 2000. She was director of CCP until July 2011. From 1995 to 2000 she was founding Director of the Centre for Management under Regulation and Professor in Warwick Business School, and prior to that senior lecturer in economics at the University of Leicester. She has held visiting positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Cambridge.

Her research interests are in the area of Industrial Organization, and she has published widely on privatization, regulation and the introduction of competition, especially in energy markets. She is particularly interested in the distributional impact of regulatory reform, and consumer choice in newly opened markets, both in the UK and elsewhere.

She is a Joint Academic Director of the Centre for Regulation in Europe (www.cerre.eu) and a Non Executive Director of the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat). From 2001 to 2009 she was a part-time member of the UK Competition Commission.

 



 

 

Career History

 

For Catherine's CV please click here.


Selected Recent Publications

Service Quality in Regulated Monopolies (with Bitten Brigham and Lin Fitzgerald), Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 79(2), pp 197-225, 2008

The Future of Retail Energy Markets, The Energy Journal, special edition in honour of David Newbery, 125-147, 2008

The Impact of Electricity Market Reform on Consumers (with Khac Pham), Utilities Policy, special edition on reform in South East Europe, 17, 1, 43-48, 2009

Competition Remedies in Consumer Markets (with Luke Garrod, Morten Hviid and Graham Loomes), Loyola Consumer Law Review, 21, 4, 439-495, 2009

The Distribution of Individual Personal Tax Compliance Costs in the U.K. (with Laurence Mathieu and Francis Antwi), Applied Economics, 42, 3, 351-368, 2010

Do Consumers Switch to the Best Supplier? (with Chris M. Wilson), Oxford Economic Papers, 62: 647-668, 2010
Innovation and regulation in energy supply (with Elizabeth Hooper), Economic Affairs, 2, June, 13-20, 2010

Objective and Subjective Measures of Fuel Poverty
(with Karl Brazier and Wenjia Wang), Energy Policy, 49, 33-39, 2012

 Non-discrimination clauses in the retail energy Sector (with Morten Hviid), The Economic Journal, 122, F236-252, 2012

Nonlinear Pricing and Tariff Differentiation: Evidence from the British Electricity Market (with Stephen Davies and Chris M. Wilson) The Energy Journal, 35, 1, 57-77, 2014

 Well-functioning markets in retail energy (with Morten Hviid), European Competition Journal, 10, 1, 167-179.  DOI:10.5235/17441056.10.1.167, 2014

 Non-discrimination clauses: their effect on GB Retail Energy Prices 2005-2013 (wit hMinyan Zhu), forthcoming The Energy Journal, 2015


Current working papers

Consumer behaviour in the British retail electricity market(with Miguel Flores), CCP research paper 13-10 http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/documents/107435/107587/13-10+Flores+%26+Waddams+%28Complete%29/4f25262f-8b14-48c1-9048-b443e5b338be

Searching and Switching: Empirical estimates of consumer behaviour in regulated markets (with Catherine Webster and Minyan Zhu) December 2013 http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/documents/107435/107587/13-11+Complete.pdf/97349ab4-1532-4eb7-a8fc-35fd2c8da011

Measuring Consumer Inertia in Energy (with David Deller, Monica Giulietti, Joo Young Jeon, Graham Loomes and Ana Moniche) to be presented at Energy Industry at a Crossroads: preparing the low carbon future at Toulouse, 4-6 June 2014

All Publications

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Davies, S., Waddams, C., Wilson, C., Price discrimination, Two-part tariffs

(2014)

Nonlinear pricing and tariff differentiation: Evidence from the British electricity market

in The Energy Journal

35.

pp. 57-77

UEA Repository

(Article)


Hviid, M., Waddams Price, C.

(2014)

Well-functioning markets in retail energy

in European Competition Journal

10.

pp. 167-179

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Mehta, J. (ed.), Fatas, E., Fletcher, A., Hargreaves-Heap, S., Harker, M., Hanretty, C., Hviid, M., Lyons, B., Mariuzzo, F., Sugden, R., Waddams, C., Zhu, M., Mehta, J.

(2013)

Behavioural Economics in Competition and Consumer Policy

ESRC Centre for Competition Policy

UEA Repository

(Book)


Hviid, M., Waddams Price, C.

(2012)

Non-discrimination clauses in the retail energy sector

in The Economic Journal

122.

pp. F236-F252

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Li, Y., Waddams, C.

(2012)

Effect of regulatory reform on the efficiency of mobile telecommunications

in CCP Working Paper

UEA Repository

(Article)


Waddams Price, C., Brazier, K., Wang, W.

(2012)

Objective and subjective measures of fuel poverty

in Energy Policy

49.

pp. 33-39

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Waddams Price, C., Clayton, K., Webster, C.

(2011)

Benefits and costs of introducing tariff choice in uncontested markets – A Report for Ofwat

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Waddams Price, C.

(2011)

Equity, Fuel Poverty and Demand (maintaining affordability with sustainability and security of supply)

In: The Future of Electricity Demand.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 298-371

ISBN 9781107008502

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Hviid, M., Waddams, C.

(2010)

Non-discrimination clauses in the retail energy sector

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Waddams, C., Clayton, K.

(2010)

Consumer Choice in the Water Sector

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Wilson, C. M., Waddams Price, C.

(2010)

Do consumers switch to the best supplier?

in Oxford Economic Papers

62.

pp. 647-668

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Hooper, E., Waddams Price, C.

(2010)

Innovation and regulation in energy supply

in Economic Affairs

2.

pp. 13-20

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Mathieu, L., Waddams Price, C., Antwi, F.

(2010)

The distribution of individual personal tax compliance costs in the UK

in Applied Economics

42.

pp. 351-368

UEA Repository

(Article)


Davies, S., Waddams, C., Wilson, C. M.

(2009)

How Far Does Economic Theory Explain Competitive Nonlinear Pricing in Practice?

()


Garrod, L., Hviid, M., Loomes, G., Waddams Price, C.

(2009)

Competition remedies in consumer markets

in Loyola Consumer Law Review

21.

pp. 439-495

UEA Repository

(Article)


Waddams Price, C., Pham, K.

(2009)

The impact of electricity market reform on consumers

in Utilities Policy

17.

pp. 43-48

UEA Repository

(Article)


Garrod, L., Hviid, M., Loomes, G., Waddams Price, C.

(2008)

Assessing the effectiveness of potential remedies in consumer markets

()


Waddams Price, C., Chang, Y. T.

(2008)

Gain or Pain: Does Consumer Activity Reflect Utility Maximisation?

()


Harker, M., Akman, P., Gormsen, L., Mehta, J., Waddams Price, C.

(2008)

Benchmarking the Performance of the UK Framework Supporting Consumer Empowerment through Comparison against Relevant International Comparator Countries

()


Waddams Price, C.

(2008)

The Future of Retail Energy Markets

in The Energy Journal

pp. 125-147

UEA Repository

(Article)


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Key Research Interests

Catherine's research interests are in the area of Industrial Organization, and she has published widely on privatization, regulation and the introduction of competition, especially in energy markets. She is particularly interested in the distributional impact of regulatory reform, and consumer choice in newly opened markets, both in the UK and elsewhere.

PhD Supervision

Catherine would welcome applications from students with an economics background who wish to pursue research in the following areas:
Economic reform and regulation
Economics of energy
Consumer behaviour
The role of consumers in competition policy

 

 

Teaching Interests

Catherine teaches economic regulation as part of the postgraduate module NBS-MD03 on  Business Regulation and Corporate Governance. she also contributes two lectures to the undergraduate module 3M9Y