Ian Thompson 

Principal

Ian has over a decade of experience of advising public and private sector clients on a range of economics issues.  Since joining Economic Insight shortly after the firm was founded, he has worked across our practice areas; and has provided advice in relation to price controls, commercial litigation, mergers, market investigations, and public policy matters.  He has conducted economic analyses across a broad spectrum of sectors including water, energy, telecoms, air transport, financial services, legal services, and higher education.

Examples of Ian’s work include: advising companies on the CMA’s redetermination of PR19 price controls; developing an opt-out collective action claim following a competition infringement finding from the European Commission; and evaluating the effectiveness of compensation schemes for energy intensive industries on behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Prior to joining Economic Insight, Ian worked at a strategy and marketing consultancy, where he used a range of analytical techniques to advise clients on business strategy, pricing, advertising and investment decisions.

Ian regularly writes articles published in respected journals and presents at industry conferences.  He also holds a First-Class undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Bristol and a Distinction in his MSc in economics from Birkbeck, University of London.

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