Christopher Pickard

Associate Director

Christopher works across our competition and regulation practices.  He has over a decade of experience as a professional economist in both the private and public sectors; and has advised clients in sectors ranging from transport and utilities, to healthcare and financial services.

Recently, Christopher has led work advising several parties involved in cartel litigation in the transport sector, focusing on the use of statistical techniques to quantify damages.  He has also provided extensive support to companies involved in regulatory appeals to the CMA, including NATS, Yorkshire Water and Bristol Water, on issues including cost assessment and the cost of capital.

Christopher’s publications have featured in ICLG Competition Litigation, Commercial Dispute Resolution, International Journal of the Economics of Business and European Competition Law Review.  He also regularly speaks at conferences on the economics of competition and regulation.

Before joining Economic Insight, Christopher worked at the Financial Conduct Authority, where his analysis contributed to competition and regulatory investigations in the insurance and pensions sectors.  He previously worked at the microeconomics consultancy Europe Economics, where he provided economics advice in sectors including water and telecoms.

Christopher has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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