Portrait of João Chacra

João Chacra : Consultant

João is a member of Oxera’s Finance & Valuation team. He specialises in regulatory finance and the economics of infrastructure assets, with a particular focus on cost of capital estimation, risk assessment, and asset valuation.

João has developed analysis as part of market investigations by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and state aid investigations by DG Competition. He delivers sessions in regulatory finance at Oxera’s Utility Finance and Utility Regulation courses as well as ad hoc workshops for clients.

João speaks English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Tel: +39 0230 450298

João's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Advice for a water company on the PR19 CMA appeal (2020–21)

  • Market economy operator principle assessment for an Italian transport company (2021)

  • Assessed the fair value of assets in the context of commercial disputes in Europe (2020)

  • Strategic advice on the response to new competition in the context of the payment system market (2019)

  • Strategic advice on the assessment of rail renewables charge for HS1 (2019)

  • Strategic advice on the discount rate applied for an energy company in Switzerland (2019)


  • MSc Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

  • BSc, Bocconi University, Milan

Latest Insights:  João Chacra

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a summary of its Provisional Determination of the appeals in respect of Ofgem’s RIIO-GD2 and RIIO-T2 price control review. Out of 12…

The Economics of Climate Change at COP26

Oxera will be presenting on The Economics of Climate Change at COP26—the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference—in Glasgow, on one of the world leaders’ days on 2 November 2021. The aim of COP26 is to increase global alignment on climate action. We will be demonstrating to the world’s governments,… Read More

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