DIRECTORS 

James Harvey Economic Insight

James Harvey

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 two decades, 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.

James is an editor of the European Competition Law Review and is a member of the Bar Standards Board advisory panel of experts for competition economics. He is listed in the “Who’s Who Legal” Competition and Consulting Experts publications, where clients describe him as “an authority on competition and regulatory investigations and a go-to name for high-stakes litigation support”.

Sam Williams Economic Insight

Sam Williams

Sam Williams is a leading economist known for 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, straightforward messages that help clients make informed choices.  He is a trusted advisor to major corporates, regulators and government departments at the most senior level – and routinely provides 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.

Sam also acts as an expert economics witness on litigation cases – notably, including during the first fast–track case at the CAT.  Lord Justice Roth has described him as “commendably clear”; and Who’s Who Legal refer to him as “impressive”.  He sits on the panel of expert regulatory advisors to the CMA; and holds degrees in economics from Warwick and Oxford.  Sam is widely published in relation to regulation, competition and business strategy matters.

CONSULTANTS

Aastha Mantri

Aastha Mantri is a highly experienced economist and works across all of our practice areas.  Since joining Economic Insight, her work has included advising: the merging parties in a high profile tech merger; several major water companies with regards to their latest price control; and public bodies in relation the economic evaluation of their activities.  Before joining Economic Insight, Aastha worked at another leading economics consultancy, where she also advised clients on competition policy related matters, including: mergers, litigation actions and market investigations.  Prior to that, Aastha held a number of senior economics positions in government, including at the Department for Transport, where she worked on issues relating to airport expansion and High Speed Rail.  Aastha holds a First-Class undergraduate degree in economics from Bristol and a Distinction in her MSc in economics from the LSE.

Alasdair Crookes

Alasdair has experience in providing expert economics support for regulated companies throughout price control processes (including econometric techniques), assessing the market impacts of competition policies and commercial arrangements, and developing incentive frameworks to effectively fulfil industry targets.  He holds an MA Hons from the University of St Andrews, Prior to joining Economic Insight, he also undertook several internships, including for the Government Economics Service.

Anthony Zhang

Anthony holds a BSc in Economics from the LSE, followed by an MSc in Behavioral and Economic Science from the University of Warwick. Prior to joining Economic Insight, he completed a variety of internships, including securities, technology, and economic research.

Chris Pickard Economic Insight

Chris Pickard

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.

Ellie Clutterbuck Economic Insight

Ellie Clutterbuck

Ellie Clutterbuck joined Economic Insight from a leading market research firm, where she worked as an industry research analyst. She has extensive experience of undertaking statistical and financial analysis to help forecast future industry performance across a wide range of sectors. Ellie has a degree in PPE from the University of Exeter and a Distinction in the Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Finance from the University of London, Birkbeck.

Ian Thompson Economic Insight

Ian Thompson

Ian is a highly experienced economist and he works across all of our practice areas.  He has advised public and private sector organisations in relation to price controls, mergers, market investigations, commercial litigation and public policy issues.  He has conducted economic analyses across a wide range of sectors including water, energy, telecoms, air transport, financial services, legal services, and higher education.  Ian holds degrees in economics from the University of Bristol and Birkbeck, University of London.

Khaldia Al Kasm Economic Insight

Khaldia Al Kasm

Khaldia Al Kasm joins the firm from University College London, where she received a Distinction for her MSc degree in economics and was awarded a scholarship by the Said Foundation.  She previously worked for Deloitte and is fluent in English, Arabic and French.

Kyran Stewart

Kyran Stewart completed his BSc in Economics at the University of Bristol, followed by an MSc in Economics at University College London. Prior to joining Economic Insight he has interned at Cebr, a think tank specialising in economic forecasting and analysis.

Madeleine Matos Economic Insight

Madeleine Matos

Madeleine Matos is an experienced economist who regularly applies behavioural and experimental economics to help answer competition and regulatory questions for our clients. Before joining Economic Insight, she worked at a leading competition economics consultancy firm in Germany.  Madeleine has advised both private and public sector clients on crucial issues across a range of sectors, from fast-moving consumer goods to regulated utilities, such as water and energy.  She speaks English, German, Portuguese, French and Spanish fluently.

Marie Theres Kraihammer

Marie Theres Kraihammer completed her BSc in Business Administration at Boston University and her MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining Economic Insight, she gained experience at the Austrian Central Bank in their financial stability division. She is fluent in English and German.

Paul Stoddart

Paul is an experienced economist working across all practice areas. Prior to joining Economic Insight, Paul worked for another economics consultancy where he advised extensively on competition matters before the European Commission, as well as various national competition authorities. He has represented clients on merger cases raising horizontal, vertical and conglomerate concerns as well as during investigations of alleged anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance. Paul has an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and studied as an undergraduate student at the University of Warwick and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Penelope Banks

Penelope Banks joined Economic Insight with a BA in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge and an MSc degree in Behavioural Economics and Finance from Exeter. She has previously worked for Deloitte in its Financial Advisory Real Estate department and for Pulsar Platform as an analyst. Penelope works across our practice areas, including advising clients on competition law and regulatory matters.

Sarah Barker

Sarah Barker has a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol. Before joining us, she worked for Zurich Insurance and has interned at BNP Paribas and Cargill. Sarah is fluent in French and English.

ADMINISTRATION

Louisa Grieve

Louisa is the Team Admin Manager at Economic Insight. She is responsible for the day-to-day operational side of the business, helping us organise our recruitment processes, marketing, client engagements and office administration. Louisa is a highly experienced, having previously held administrative and recruitment roles in both the property and healthcare industries.

ASSOCIATES

Dr Anthony Glass Economic Insight

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 Loughborough University. 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 Donna Harris Economic Insight

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 Karli Glass Economic Insight

Dr Karli Glass

Karli is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Loughborough University 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.

Dr Luke Garrod

Dr Luke Garrod

Luke is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Loughborough University. His research uses advanced theoretical techniques to model the incentives of firms, with the aims of explaining real-world behaviour and improving the effectiveness of competition policy. Luke has published in leading journals in the field, including the Journal of Industrial Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He has also worked with the Office of Fair Trading to provide advice to policymakers on market interventions.