C. Waddams University of East Anglia Norwich UK

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C. Waddams University of East Anglia Norwich UK

C. Waddams University of East Anglia Norwich UK


Catherine Waddams (formerly Price) is a faculty member of the Centre for Competition Policy 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  Non Executive Director of the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat). and a member of the expert advisor panels of the UK Regulators Network and of Which?’.  From 2001 to 2009 she was a part-time member of the UK Competition Commission.




Career History

Selected Recent Publications

Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy: a study of UK Energy Markets (with Monica Giulietti and Mike Waterson), The Economic Journal, 115(506), pp 949–968, October 2005

Introducing competition and deregulating the British domestic energy markets: a legal and economic discussion (with Michael Harker), Journal of Business Law, pp 244-268, May 2007

Measuring Potential Gains from Mergers among Electricity Distribution Companies in Turkey using a Non-Parametric Model (with Necmiddin Bagdadioglu and Thomas Weyman-Jones), The Energy Journal, 28(2), pp 83-110, 2007

Does Ownership Unbundling Matter? Evidence from UK Energy Markets (with Steve Davies), Intereconomics, 42(6),  297-301, November/December 2007