Focus on
Regulatory
Reviews

Helping companies and regulators work together to create stronger policies and practice.

Regulated companies need to understand how new policies might affect their business, while regulators need to understand how markets work and why they sometimes fail. Developing new approaches to infrastructure regulation, incentive mechanisms and wider policy issues all depends on the application of sound economic theory and robust empirical analysis.

Oxera is a leading authority on regulatory issues. We understand how regulation will affect the markets and regulated companies. We’ve been involved in every major price control process since the privatisation of UK utilities and have worked on regulatory matters in Europe and beyond. We help regulators define policies and provide regulated companies with advice during regulatory control reviews, inspiring them to make confident and informed decisions that help them to not just survive, but thrive.

Dr Leonardo Mautino

‘When it comes to regulatory strategy, we work closely with clients at every stage of the price control process.’

In this Q&A, Oxera economic experts discuss the success stories and key issues our clients face in regulatory reviews

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The skills Oxera applies to price review and regulatory design

Our approach to price reviews and regulatory design covers many sectors and jurisdictions. Drawing from our experience, we’re able to present compelling evidence underpinned by best practice in economic regulation. With this approach, and having led the regulatory debate for more than three decades, we’re trusted to raise the most important issues and provide the right answers.

Skills

Efficiency analysis
We help our client understand the scope for efficiency improvements during a price control period, taking into account factors that may be specific to the company, sector or jurisdiction.

Strategic advice
We work closely with clients at all stages during the regulatory price control process.

Financial modelling and analysis
We understand the tools, models, frameworks and language that are used in regulatory settings. We have experience in financial modelling for regulatory engagement, including cost of capital estimation, asset valuation and roll-forward, defining the appropriate capital structure, risk analysis and the extent to which the regulatory package is financeable.

Regulatory policy and incentive design
We help devise regulatory incentives for efficiency, investment and service quality.