Professor Paul Klemperer | University of Oxford

Professor Paul Klemperer

Edgeworth Professor of Economics; Fellow of Nuffield College


Professor Klemperer is a leading expert on auctions, the economics of climate change, and competition policy, and has advised EU, US, UK and other governments on such matters. He was the principal auction theorist for the UK's 3G mobile-phone licence auction which raised £22.5bn in 2000 and in 2002 he was one of those who advised the UK government on the world's first auction for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. He is an adviser to the Bank of England and invented the Product-Mix Auction which is now used regularly by the Bank. He was a member of the UK Competition Commission (2001-2005) and remains on its Panel of Economic Advisers.


  • Auctions
  • The economics of climate change
  • Competition policy and industrial economics

Media experience

Professor Klemperer has experience of working with the media.