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Euractiv: Capacity mechanisms reform – key issues to watch

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, says that capacity mechanisms give national governments “the confidence of having backup capacity when wind and solar are not available” – but argues that these will be phased out…

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Euractiv: Academic: Fossil fuel back-ups ‘may be the price to pay’ for renewables

An interview with Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, about renewable energy and fossil fuel policies in EU countries. “It’s a contradiction that policymakers are currently struggling to resolve. But fossil fuel back-up plants are…

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Industrial policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

The financial crisis has revived the notion of industrial policy in the UK. But how is it different today from the 'discredited' policies of the 1970s, and do we risk betting on winners once again? In this episode, joining podcast…

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Two Cambridge Judge academics win Research Impact Awards

Professor Michael Pollitt and Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge are honoured with the School’s 2018 Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award. Professor Michael Pollitt and Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge Business School have been named winners of the 2018…

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The EU single market at 25

A conference at Cambridge Judge marked the 25th anniversary of the European Union's single market, in advance of a special issue of the Review of Industrial Organisation journal. There has been much progress, but plenty of work remains to translate…

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Irish Examiner: Banks have to move fast to restore faith

A report by the Centre of Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School is featured in the article. The report, co-authored by Professor Michael Pollitt and Professor Ian Jones, looks on how UK banks, including Barclays, Lloyds, TSB and Santander,…

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EU single market

Submissions sought for special issue of the journal Review of Industrial Organization, guest edited by two Cambridge Judge faculty, focusing on 25 years of the European Union’s single market. Cambridge Judge Business School and the London-based Centre for Economic Policy…

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Metro MBA: Cambridge Judge MBAs create new energy startups

Cambridge Judge Business School helps students explore opportunities with new energy start-ups via Cambridge MBA Energy and Environment Concentration. Professor Michael Pollitt said: “What we try to do on the MBA Concentration is to stay closely connected to experts in…

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Brexit and energy

Britain can play the role of an innovative 'California' in addressing European energy policy issues post-Brexit, says Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School. Brexit could lead to the UK playing the role of an inventive "California" within Europe…

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Business Green: Hard exit from EU emissions trading could damage global climate action

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses how a 'hard exit' from EU emissions trading could damage global climate action: "If we are serious about being a global leader on climate, and if Europe is…

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