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Eric Schmidt : Analyst

Eric is a member of Oxera’s Performance, Productivity & Efficiency team, focusing on regulation in the water industry. He uses economics and analytical tools to provide insight and solutions to a wide range of client issues, and has worked on projects spanning workstreams across price controls. He has undertaken econometric analysis to produce cost and performance benchmarking, while supporting clients through a changing regulatory environment. Before joining Oxera, Eric spent over a year as an economist at Severn Trent Water, working on cost assessment for the upcoming price review (PR24). Prior to this, Eric graduated with an MSc and a BA (Hons) in Economics, both from Durham University.

Eric speaks English.

Tel: +44 2077 766632

Eric's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Supporting multiple UK water and wastewater companies in their response to the regulator’s consultation on econometric cost modelling (2023–)

  • Providing top-down evidence to support UK water companies on their efficient expenditure levels, given their unique operating circumstances (2023–)


  • MSc Economics, Durham University, UK

  • BA (Hons) Economics, Durham University, UK

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