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 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.
Aastha Mantri is a highly experienced economist, who works across all of our practice areas. Aastha Joined Economic Insight from another economics consultancy firm, where she worked extensively on competition policy related matters, including: mergers, litigation actions and market investigations. Prior to that, Aastha held a number of senior economics positions, including at the DfT, where she worked on issues relating to airport expansion and highspeed 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 joined Economic Insight from the University of St Andrews, where he completed his MA Hons in Economics and Philosophy. Prior to joining Economic Insight, he also undertook several internships, including for the Government Economics Service.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
Penelope Banks joins Economic Insight with a BSc in Land Economy from 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.
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.
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.
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.