Profile

Tamrat is a member of Oxera’s Modelling team, specialising in applying quantitative techniques to analyse economic issues. He has experience in applying statistical and econometric methods across a range of sectors, including retail and transport. Prior to joining Oxera, Tamrat completed an MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics. He also has experience in investment banking, having previously worked at Macquarie as a summer analyst in its Investment Banking Division.

Selected project experience

  • Assessment of potential distortions to competition arising from an intra-modal public transport merger in the UK, focusing on geographic data analysis (i.e. concentration analysis) and assessing profit incentives to raise prices (2016)
  • Assessment of distortions to competition arising from a potential merger in the health industry, with a focus on geographic concentration analysis (2016)
  • Helped to prepare expert evidence for a group of follow-on claimants in the air cargo cartel follow-on damages case, with a focus on computing market shares and conducting econometric assessment of upstream pass-on (2015–)
  • Assessed the level of damages in an abuse-of-dominance case in the airline industry (2015)
  • Econometric assessment of overcharge in the context of claims brought against a cartel in transformers (2015)
  • Econometric analysis of the passing-on of access charges with respect to claims brought against Local Authorities under Environmental Information Regulations (2014–15)
  • Advised two major European low-cost airlines on state aid compliance by carrying out profitability analysis in order to apply the market economy operator principle (MEOP) (2014–16)

Qualifications

  • MSc Economics, London School of Economics, UK
  • BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Warwick, UK