He focuses on competition and market analysis, corporate strategy, and the design and impacts of climate policy, with particular emphasis on oil & gas, electricity, and carbon markets. He has advised industrial clients, government departments, and financial institutions. Recent projects include analysing the economics and politics of natural gas in Asia’s energy transition, estimating carbon leakage and cost pass-through across numerous emissions-intensive sectors and assessing competition and infrastructure investment in natural gas markets. He is a regular conference speaker especially on strategic issues in the global gas & LNG industry.
At Cambridge University, Robert is Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), Senior Research Associate in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and a Fellow in Economics at Peterhouse. He serves on the Academic Panel at the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority and Ofgem. He is also on the Scientific Committee of the Chair of the Economics of Natural Gas at MINES ParisTech and a Faculty Affiliate of MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, the Bank of England and Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Robert holds a D.Phil. 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.