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Catherine Waddams

Emeritus Professor, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia

Catherine Waddams (formerly Price) is a member of the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia and emeritus Professor in Norwich Business School. 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.

Catherine is a member of Ofgem's Academic Panel. She was a Non Executive Director of the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) from 2013 to 2022 and a part-time member of the UK Competition Commission from 2001 to 2009.


  • –present
    Professor of Regulation, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia