Wastewater: the invisible service

What efforts are involved in providing this ‘invisible’ service, and what have the challenges been during the COVID-19 pandemic? Furthermore, could the wastewater service be a key part of efforts to track the path of the virus—and to predict future outbreaks?

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Dr Eva Deuchert joins Oxera

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Eva Deuchert to Oxera as a Senior Adviser. An expert in regulatory economics, econometrics, and efficiency benchmarking, Eva joins Oxera from a large German distribution system operator, where she worked as a Regulation Manager. Previously, she was Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen. Eva will join our German Energy and Analytics practices, where she will bring a wealth of experience thanks to her quantitative background.  

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COVID-19 and damages quantification: key challenges for the post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large-scale disruptions to the global economy. One consequence is the emergence of commercial disputes following terminations or breaches of contracts during the pandemic. What challenges are likely to arise when quantifying damages in light of COVID-19 in commercial litigation or arbitration proceedings?

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To provide or not to provide access? The Dutch broadband joint SMP case

On 17 March 2020, the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (CBb) published its long-awaited verdict on the appeal against the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) 2018 finding of joint dominance in the Dutch retail broadband market. Why did the CBb rule in favour of the appellants, and what are the implications of this finding for the regulation of wholesale broadband access in the telecoms sector?

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Calculating the cover charge: business interruption insurance and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on businesses across the world. Many have turned to their insurance providers to claim compensation under their business interruption (BI) insurance. However, even if a firm is covered for financial losses caused by the pandemic, determining the compensation amount is far from straightforward. What are the challenges, from an economic and financial perspective, in determining the compensation for these policyholders?

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Oxera to estimate the direct microeconomic benefits of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol for African countries

The Rail Working Group asked Oxera to estimate the direct microeconomic benefits of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol for African countries, in terms of the savings to operators financing rolling stock under the agreement. Our analysis focused on the savings in financing costs through a reduction in the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for operators

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The Luxembourg Rail Protocol could see a big boost for rolling stock investment in Africa

The Rail Working Group asked Oxera to estimate the direct microeconomic benefits of the Protocol for African countries, in terms of the savings to operators financing rolling stock under the agreement.

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Wastewater: the invisible service

What efforts are involved in providing this ‘invisible’ service, and what have the challenges been during the COVID-19 pandemic? Furthermore, could the wastewater service be a key part of efforts to track the path of the virus—and to predict future outbreaks?

Read More


Dr Eva Deuchert joins Oxera

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Eva Deuchert to Oxera as a Senior Adviser. An expert in regulatory economics, econometrics, and efficiency benchmarking, Eva joins Oxera from a large German distribution system operator, where she worked as a Regulation Manager. Previously, she was Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen. Eva will join our German Energy and Analytics practices, where she will bring a wealth of experience thanks to her quantitative background.  

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COVID-19 and damages quantification: key challenges for the post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large-scale disruptions to the global economy. One consequence is the emergence of commercial disputes following terminations or breaches of contracts during the pandemic. What challenges are likely to arise when quantifying damages in light of COVID-19 in commercial litigation or arbitration proceedings?

Read More


To provide or not to provide access? The Dutch broadband joint SMP case

On 17 March 2020, the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (CBb) published its long-awaited verdict on the appeal against the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) 2018 finding of joint dominance in the Dutch retail broadband market. Why did the CBb rule in favour of the appellants, and what are the implications of this finding for the regulation of wholesale broadband access in the telecoms sector?

Read More


Calculating the cover charge: business interruption insurance and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on businesses across the world. Many have turned to their insurance providers to claim compensation under their business interruption (BI) insurance. However, even if a firm is covered for financial losses caused by the pandemic, determining the compensation amount is far from straightforward. What are the challenges, from an economic and financial perspective, in determining the compensation for these policyholders?

Read More


Oxera to estimate the direct microeconomic benefits of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol for African countries

The Rail Working Group asked Oxera to estimate the direct microeconomic benefits of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol for African countries, in terms of the savings to operators financing rolling stock under the agreement. Our analysis focused on the savings in financing costs through a reduction in the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for operators

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How quickly will customers revert to pre-pandemic behaviour?

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed societies across the world, as governments, businesses and individuals respond to the crisis. Customer behaviour has changed both rapidly and radically, as we adapt to the new circumstances and adopt new ways of living and working.

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Oxera grows senior team with four new promotions to Partner and Principal grade

We are delighted to announce the promotions of three Principals to Partner and one Senior Consultant to Principal grade, with immediate effect. This is in recognition of the individuals’ considerable contributions to Oxera’s Transport, Competition and State Aid practices. Michele Granatstein joined Oxera in 2010. She leads Oxera’s Aviation team, providing advice to airports, airlines,

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