James Harvey is an expert in the use of industrial economics and statistical analysis to answer competition and regulatory questions. James has led the economic analysis on many high profile EC and UK competition cases over the last fifteen years, including merger and market investigations. He has provided extensive advice to regulators and companies on the competition and regulatory issues associated with liberalising markets. James is also engaged as an expert witness in commercial disputes, where his evidence has been described as “measured and careful”. He is an editor of the European Competition Law Review.
Sam Williams is a leading economist who specialises in helping clients solve key strategic problems relating to commercial decision-making, regulation and competition policy. He is particularly adept at translating complex analyses into clear, easy to understand, messages that help clients make informed choices. As such, he is trusted by major cooperates, regulators and Government departments to advise at the most senior level – including routinely holding Board level briefings. Sam has a track record of demonstrably delivering enhanced performance for his clients, from designing value-adding pricing strategies, through to influencing regulators and competition authorities on business critical issues. He holds degrees in economics from Warwick and Oxford and has published numerous expert reports.
Chris Pickard is an experienced regulatory and competition economist. Chris joined us from the Chief Economist’s Department of the Financial Conduct Authority, where his analysis contributed to a wide range of competition and regulatory investigations. Prior to this he worked for another microeconomics consultancy, providing economics advice in a wide range of sectors, including: healthcare, water and financial services. Chris has a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford and an MSc in economics from the LSE.
Emma Souness is an economist with expertise in economic regulation and statistical analysis. In particular, she has been involved in setting the price controls for electricity distribution businesses and has helped develop the underlying financial and economic analysis. Her statistical work has included estimating the macroeconomic benefits of tourism. Prior to joining Economic Insight, Emma worked for the Commerce Commission in New Zealand.
Ian Thompson has extensive experience of using quantitative techniques to help address regulatory, competition and strategy issues. Ian has conducted economic analyses across a wide range of sectors including telecoms, financial services, airlines, legal services and higher education. He regularly advises both public bodies in relation to policy design and private sector organisations with regard to strategy issues.
Madeleine Matos is an economist skilled in the application of behavioural and experimental economics to help answer competition and regulatory questions. Before joining Economic Insight, she worked at a leading competition economics consultancy firm in Germany. She speaks English, German, Portuguese, French and Spanish fluently.
Nisha Thomas joined Economic Insight with BSc (first class) and MSc degrees in economics from the University of Warwick. She has advanced skills in econometric analysis and has used them to examine the economics of trade and labour markets. During her time at Warwick, Nisha was awarded a research scholarship to examine the impact of state borders on intra-national trade.
Dr Donna Harris
Donna is a leading researcher in behavioural and experimental economics based at the University of Oxford. Her research includes the study of how social identity and social interactions affect individual and cooperative decisions and covers the disciplines of economics, psychology and neuroscience. Donna has also advised government on policy design through her work with the influential Behavioural Insights Team (formerly referred to as the ‘Nudge Unit’). She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MSc from the London School of Economics.
Dr Anthony Glass
Anthony is a member and Deputy Director of the prestigious Centre for Productivity and Performance and has directed the PhD programme in Economics at the University of Loughborough. His work includes published papers on the decomposition of productivity growth and the application of stochastic frontier modelling with panel data across a wide range of industries, including energy. He has also published in various leading journals, including the Journal of Productivity Analysis and the Journal of Econometrics.
Dr Karli Glass
Karli is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Loughborough and previously worked as a Cost Effectiveness Modeller at the University of Sheffield. She is also a member of the Centre for Productivity and Performance. Her main research interests include efficiency and productivity analysis, and spatial econometrics. Karli has published and is working on numerous articles for leading economic journals, including the Journal of Econometrics and Oxford Economic Papers.