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
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
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.
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.