Biography

Jon Stern is a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Competition and Regulatory Policy in the Department of Economics at City University, London.  He is also a Panel Member at the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) and a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School.

At City University, from 2002-2013 Jon was a Senior Visiting Fellow at CCRP and the Department of Economics.  He was a Lecturer on the City University MSc Economics programme on Regulation and Competition from 2002-07 and he was the Research Director of CCRP from 2006-07.  From January 2000 to November 2005, Jon was Associate Director of the Regulation Initiative at the London Business School. His association with the LBS began in 1997 and from 1998-2000, he was an Affiliated Professor in the Department of Economics, attached to the Regulation Initiative.  

Jon is an associate member of EPRG (the Cambridge University Energy Policy Research Group) and a Research Associate at CARR (the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation) at the LSE.  In 1997-98, he was a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Employment and in 2007 was an invited Expert Witness to the House of Lords Committee on the Economic Regulators.

Jon’s economic consultancy work includes the years 2005-13 as a Senior Associate at CEPA (Cambridge Economic Policy Associates).  He was previously a Senior Consultant and Special Adviser at NERA from 1989-2004. Before 1989, he worked for a number of years as an economist in the Civil Service with spells at HM Treasury, the Department of Health and Social Security and the Department of Employment where he was a Senior Economic Adviser. From 1970-1989, he worked primarily as a labour economist, an area on which he has since continued to work occasionally.

Jon Stern has worked extensively as a consultant to the World Bank on energy sector regulatory and restructuring issues and on regulatory evaluation. He also has worked on a wide range of UK regulatory and infrastructure policy issues and has acted as a peer reviewer for Defra and the FSA Consumer Panel.

Jon is a specialist on evaluation issues, particularly on the evaluation of regulatory agencies and proposed regulatory measures. He has both been involved with and written on ex ante regulatory impact assessments as well as on ex post evaluations.

Jon has co-authored two books, including the 2006 World Bank Handbook on the evaluation of infrastructure industry regulatory agencies. He has also published a number of papers and articles on infrastructure regulation and governance in both developed and developing countries. He has published papers on the structure and regulation of the electricity and gas industries, on telecoms and on the water and sewerage industry.  He also frequently acts as a referee for academic journals.

In the UK, Jon has been a member of UK academic panels convened by Ofgem, Ofwat and the ORR.