Andrew is head of Oxera’s Transport team and specialises in the economics of the sector. He supports clients across Europe and further afield, providing advice on the impact of transport policy interventions, economic regulation, pricing, transactions and state aid. Andrew has given evidence to the UK Parliament on a number of occasions and has experience of acting as an expert witness. He is course head of Oxera’s popular Utility regulation course and teaches a large number of other training courses on regulation and regulatory finance. Andrew is also 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–)
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., 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
BSc Economics, University of Bath