Andrew specialises in transport-related economics and leads our team in this sector. His advice to clients, globally, focuses on the impact of transport policy interventions, economic regulation, pricing, transactions and state aid. He has also given evidence to Parliament in the UK numerous times and is an experienced expert witness.
Andrew heads up our popular Utility Regulation course and teaches a large number of other training courses on regulation and regulatory finance. He is a member of the Association for European Transport’s Railways Programme Committee.
Selected project experience
Advice focused on improving transport policy decision-making. This has included working for governments, the Transport Committee of the UK Parliament and numerous companies across the sector, on assignments in areas such as market structure, the economic level of subsidy, cost–benefit analysis, and passenger behaviour (ongoing)
Extensive experience advising companies, regulators and governments in the context of economic regulation in the transport, water and energy sectors. Includes expert witness appearances at the European Commission and the UK Competition Commission, and in-depth advice on all forms of regulation and its application in many world jurisdictions (ongoing)
On the Expert Panel of peer reviewers for the latest version of the GB rail industry’s Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook (2013, 2009)
Expert witness in a rail industry arbitration (2009–10)
Adviser on compatible state aid to the rail and bus sectors in a number of European countries (2008–)
Adviser on transactions ranging from rail franchise bids to asset sales in the transport and energy sectors (2005–)
Strategic advice on pricing transport services, including train and bus fares, charges for using ports, access charges for rail-related services, and leasing transport vehicles (2004–)
MSc Economics and Finance, Warwick Business School
BSc Economics, University of Bath