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 have included estimating cost pass-through and carbon leakage across numerous emissions-intensive sectors, and assessing competition and infrastructure investment in global gas & LNG markets. Robert is also Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at Cambridge University, a Senior Research Associate at its Judge Business School, and a Fellow in Economics at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and McKinsey & Company. He has also been a visiting scholar at MIT and an academic visitor at the Bank of England.
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. Robert has been a Principal at Vivid Economics since 2008.