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Andrew Meaney : Partner

Andrew is head of Oxera’s Transport team and specialises in the economics of the sector. He draws together different types of economic and finance analysis to find solutions in collaboration with clients. He builds long-term relationships that enable him to propose and implement solutions on behalf of the sector and its stakeholders.

Andrew supports clients across Europe and further afield, and he regularly provides expert testimony to courts, parliaments and round tables, as well as commercial advice to governments and businesses. He has more than 20 years’ experience of working on infrastructure and operations across the transport modes, covering aviation, public transport, logistics and maritime.

Andrew speaks English, and German.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253028

Andrew's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Extensive experience of advising companies, regulators and governments in the context of economic regulation and concessions in the transport, water and energy sectors, including in-depth advice on all forms of regulation and its application in many world jurisdictions.

  • Played an important role in the implementation in the UK of ‘Roads Reform’—the creation of Highways England and the Road Investment Strategy process. From initial work for the UK Department for Transport in 2012, Andrew has worked on the issues throughout the intervening period and is currently supporting stakeholders looking ahead to RIS3.

  • Led the Oxera team advising the Oakervee Review of HS2—a new high-speed rail line in England—on its benefits, economic case and traffic forecasts. Oxera reviewed extensive amounts of evidence on the scheme in a short space of time, and made several recommendations to the Review Panel, which were incorporated into both the ‘Review Report’, and the ‘Final Business Case for HS2’.

  • Advice over the past six years to one of the JV partners taking forward a new broad gauge rail freight line between Košice in eastern Slovakia and Vienna.

  • Several projects identifying and quantifying the net economic contribution of the rail industry, including the first research (in 2015) capturing this evidence for the GB rail industry, on behalf of the Rail Delivery Group.

  • Several projects considering the structure of the rail industry from an economic perspective, considering how various alternative delivery models can provide passenger and freight customer benefits while retaining a financially sustainable network.

expert experience

  • Expert testimony to planning inquiries (in particular the impact of the proposed M4 Relief Road on the statutory undertaking at Newport Docks) and arbitrations in the rail, maritime and aviation sectors.

  • Expert witness appearances at ICSID, the European Commission and the UK Competition Commission, in relation to issues arising from economic regulation.

  • Evidence to a number of UK House of Lords and House of Commons Committee inquiries on the impact of Brexit on both ports and the wider economy.


  • Meaney, A. and Woll, U. (2016), ‘Transport’ – Chapter 17 in ‘EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics’, Wolters Kluwer.

  • Meaney, A. (2015), ‘Non-discriminatory Access Beyond the Tracks’, chapter 13, in M. Finger and P. Messulam (eds), Rail Economics, Policy and Regulation in Europe, Edward Elgar.

  • Meaney, A. (2015), ‘Peer Review of First Interim Evaluation of High Speed 1’, available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/

  • Meaney, A. and Hope, P. (2012), ‘Alternative Ways of Financing Infrastructure Investment: Potential for ‘Novel’ Financing Models,’ International Transport Forum Discussion Papers 2012/7, OECD Publishing.

  • Meaney, A., Horncastle, A. and Mahmood, A. (2010), ‘Efficiency, (Over-) Compensation and State Aid for PSOs’, Competition Law Journal, 9:3, pp. 371–8.

  • Meaney, A. and Pilsbury, S. (2009), ‘Are Horizontal Mergers and Vertical Integration a Problem?’, OECD/ITF Joint Transport Research Centre Discussion Paper No. 2009–4, February.


  • MSc Economics and Finance, Warwick Business School (with Distinction)

  • BSc Economics, University of Bath (First Class Hons)

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