Portrait of Hannes Seidel

Hannes Seidel : Consultant

Hannes is a member of Oxera’s Analytics and Performance, Productivity and Efficiency teams. His work focuses on advising firms on a variety of issues in regulation, litigation and strategy using quantitative econometric techniques. Hannes has significant experience of working on cost assessment issues. In several projects he has led Oxera’s analysis in both national and international regulatory benchmarking. His expertise includes both parametric (e.g. Stochastic Frontier Analysis) and non-parametric (e.g. Data Envelopment Analysis) methods of regulatory benchmarking.

Prior to joining Oxera in July 2019, he studied Finance and Economics at the London School of Economics, where he specialised in time series econometrics and asset pricing. He is proficient in R, Excel and Stata.

Hannes speaks English, and German.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6691

Hannes' specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Developed an economic simulation model to assess the impact of a pricing remedy on the UK general insurance market (2020–21)

  • Developed an economic framework for long-term inflation forecasting for a UK government department (2020–21)

  • Ongoing advice to European gas and electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) on international benchmarking (2020–)

  • Analysis for a global financial institution in the context of claims in the High Court arising out of alleged FX manipulation (2020–)

  • Assisting a European gas TSO in its response to the regulator regarding the scope for frontier shift (2020)

  • Forecasting air traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic on a five-year horizon in the context of a European Commission inquiry (2020)v


  • MSc Finance and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

  • BSc Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany

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