James Harvey is a co-founder and Director of Economic Insight, with 20 years of experience.
James specialises in the use of economics and quantitative techniques to help clients involved in competition and regulatory matters. His work covers competition-related litigation cases (including collective and class actions), price control appeals and redeterminations, and non-contentious matters, including merger investigations. He provides advice to regulators and companies on the economics issues associated with liberalising markets.
In addition, James has played a major role in establishing Economic Insight’s leading Dispute Resolution practice, which focuses on disputes arising from breaches of competition law. He has given written and oral evidence before the UK High Court and the Competition Appeals Tribunal and is listed in the “Who’s Who Legal” publication as a “go-to name for high-stakes litigation support”. His expert evidence in the Trucks cartel litigation has influenced several significant rulings, including the admissibility of mitigation defences in such cases, which will shape the way future cases are handled.
James is an editor of the European Competition Law Review and is as an adviser to both the Bar Standards Board and IPReg. James is an active contributor to journals and conferences on competition and regulatory economics and policy. He undertakes assignments on a pro-bono basis for several organisations, including for a cancer charity and for single parents affected by government welfare policy. James has an MSc in Economics (with distinction) from the University of York and a BSc in Economics from Cardiff University.