About Jon Stern

Jon SternJon Stern is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics at City, University of London.   He was a Panel Member at the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) from 2013 to 2018.  Jon has also been an Associate Researcher at EPRG, Cambridge and an Associate of CARR at the LSE.  Previously, Jon Stern was a Senior Advisor at CEPA (Cambridge Economic Policy Associates), an Associate Director of the Regulation Initiative at the London Business School and a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School.  He has also been a member of the Office of Road and Rail academic panel and an academic adviser to Ofgem.

Jon worked extensively as an economic consultant from 1990 and before that he spent over 15 years as an economist in the UK Government Economic Service, wher he worked primarily on unemployment and labour economics.  He has published a sizeable number of papers on infrastructure industries and their regulation in both developed and developing countries as well as co-authoring a major World Bank book.  He previously published a number of papers on unemployment and its impact.

Jon is a general public policy economist.  His specialist areas include:

(i)  The economics of infrastructure industries, including energy, water and railways.

(ii) The relationship between economic regulation and competition policy.

(iii) Economic regulation and regulatory governance issues.

(iv) Economic evaluation studies and methods.

He has previously been heavily involved with labour economics and unemployment related issues.  He has recently written about the relationship between economics and philosophy, primarily utilitarianism.