Portrait of Dr Andrew Mell

Dr Andrew Mell : Technical Adviser

Andrew is a member of Oxera’s Competition team. Before joining Oxera he worked in academia as an economics fellow at the University of Oxford, and has five years’ experience working as an economics consultant advising a range of international clients on matters relating to competition law and intellectual property. He is co-author of The Rough Guide to Economics (Rough Guides, 2014).

Andrew’s work focuses on economic analysis in the context of market investigations, litigation and merger proceedings. He has advised clients in numerous sectors including financial services, telecoms, technology, agriculture and post.

Andrew speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6644

Andrew's specialisms include:

Selected
professional experience

  • Contributed to a review of the management literature on two-sided platforms to examine whether they present benefits that are not captured in the IO literature (2020)

  • Assessed potential theories of harm regarding the prices imposed by a supplier in the (GM) agricultural sector (2020)

  • Contributed to a critique of assessment of damages in the trucks cartel presented by the plaintiff’s advisers, which had been based on a calibrated theoretical model (2019)

  • Advised Royal Mail in its appeal against a fine imposed by Ofcom for a pricing scheme that allegedly abused a dominant position in order to foreclose a potential entrant (2019)

  • Advised a large multinational online retailer about potential theories of harm as a result of a potential market investigation by the European Commission (2018)

  • Advised a European telecoms company on potential competitive effects of new pricing schemes designed to encourage the take-up of faster broadband (2018)

Selected
publications

  • Radford, S., Mell, A. and Thevoz, S.A. (2019), ‘Lordy Me! Can donations buy you a British peerage? A study in the link between party political funding and peerage nominations, 2005–2014’, British Politics, pp. 1–25.

  • Mell, A. and Walker, O. (2014), The Rough Guide to Economics, Rough Guides.

Qualifications

  • DPhil Economics, University of Oxford, UK

  • MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, UK

  • BA PPE, University of Oxford, UK

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