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Catherine Waddams is Director of the Centre for Competition and Regulation at the University of East Anglia, and was formerly founding Director of the Centre for Management under Regulation at the University of Warwick and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leicester. Her research has focused on the economics of formerly nationalized utilities, particularly energy, and she is particularly interested in the distributional effect of utility reform both in the UK and in other countries. Current projects include estimating the distribution of and aggregate welfare benefits in newly competitive residential retail energy markets, the effects of economic regulation on quality of service and the evolution of tariff structures in the gas and electricity markets. Catherine has advised economic regulators in the UK and the gas regulator in Argentina, and has advised and taught for the World Bank. She is a reporting member of the UK Competition Commission.