Frontier Economics Ltd. at a Glance


  • "Flexibility and culture."
  • "Being paid for interesting economics."
  • "The most interesting place to be if you want to apply economics to the real world."
  • "The feeling of contributing positively to creating a great place to work."


  • "Having to turn down interesting work because we are too busy."
  • "Slow decision-making."
  • "Some internal politics at senior level."

The Buzz

  • "Economics specialists."
  • "Solid work."
  • "Academic."
  • "Niche."

About Frontier Economics Ltd.


An economic approach

Founded in 1999, Frontier Economics has a simple remit: it comes to the aid of its clients through a combination of economics and analysis, mixed with comprehensive sector knowledge.

The firm's expertise covers, among others, competition policy, regulation, strategy, contract design and evaluation, dispute support services, public policy and market design and auctions, and stretches across nine industries: energy, financial services, health care, media, post, retailing, telecoms, transport and water.

Frontier Economics has a unique corporate structure, where all employees own a part of the business. This ensures that incentives across teams and practices are aligned and everyone works hard to deliver excellent outputs for the firm's clients.

The firm applies its economic toolkit to help clients understand complex challenges and make better decisions. While the analysis is thorough, the advice provided is clear, honest and delivered in plain language. Frontier's work helps clients to make important commercial and regulatory decisions which impacts on their long term value.

Frontier conducts its business and gives advice on a case-by-case basis, rather than using off-the-shelf techniques. And the firm's approach is paying off: the firm has pulled in high profile clients like Tesco, Vodafone, RWE, the NHS, Lloyds Bank, Easyjet, BBC, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. 

Working publicly 

In addition to advising private-sector clients, Frontier's public policy work keeps its experts busy. Frontier experts have worked for most UK government departments over the years, helping them uncover the impacts of implementing new policy through a range of analytical tools, including cost-benefit analysis, policy impact assessments and market studies.

The firm's pro-bono work has also helped third sector organisations demonstrate the value they add. For example, Frontier assisted the children's charity Whizz-Kidz to show how it was improving lives and saving money by getting the right wheelchair to disabled children in a timely manner, often cutting out weeks of frustration and cost.

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Frontier Economics Ltd.

71 High Holborn
London WC1V 6DA
Phone: 44 (0)207 031 7000
Fax: 44 (0)207 031 7001


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: Gus O'Donnell
  • 2014 Employees: 155

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Competition policy
    Contract design and evaluation
    Dispute support services
    Market design and auctions
    Public policy

Major Office Locations

  • London, United Kingdom

  • Brussels


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