Chris specialises in transport, the environment, macroeconomics and public policy. A former UK government Chief Economist with 35 years’ experience of strategic policy analysis and advice, initially in the Treasury but latterly in successive Departments of Environment and Transport, Chris started working with Oxera in mid-2005. He has extensive experience of both structural and macroeconomic issues, including monetary and fiscal policy, taxation, the environment, housing and local government, land-use planning, regeneration and regional development, and transport. He is experienced in both national and international issues, working with international organisations, including the IMF, the OECD and the European Commission.
In government, Chris worked on various transport White Papers, and he coordinated transport and environment policy inputs to successive Energy Reviews. He has worked on a range of tax policies, including the development of new taxes such as the Climate Change Levy, the Aggregates Levy and the shipping Tonnage Tax, and has advised on government environmental programmes including Climate Change, Air Quality and Sustainable Development. Chris has overseen extensive technical work on economic appraisal, evaluation and modelling in these areas and on major transport projects such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Crossrail. This experience, and his earlier work in the Treasury on macroeconomic modelling and economic policy, have underpinned his work with Oxera.
Chris speaks English.
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253000