Oxera publishes an assessment of pan-European cost-efficiency analysis of transmission operators

The pan-European Transmission Cost Benchmarking Project (TCB18) is an international comparison of electricity and gas transmission system operators’ (TSOs’) cost efficiency. Oxera’s review, undertaken on behalf of the participating European TSOs, identified several areas of the study that will benefit from additional work. In the spirit of strengthening such initiatives in the future, our review

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Video (conferencing) killed the commuter star?

For many of us, workplace communication has moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic. What does this mean for traditional transport infrastructure that is geared towards enabling greater employment density? Have we reached peak agglomeration and, if so, what does this mean for investment priorities?

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Living remotely: the value of being connected

Prior to early 2020, the idea of living remotely might have triggered visions of moving to the northernmost Scottish island, or to the far edges of Alaska, and becoming self-sufficient—retreating to a more primitive lifestyle, away from the demands of modern life and its reliance on technology and the Internet.

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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?

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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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