Frontier Economics

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Frontier Economics Ltd.
Privately owned company
IndustryEconomic consulting
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key people
Gus O’Donnell, Chairman (Europe)
Sarah Hogg, former Chairman (Europe)
Stephen Gray, Chairman (Australia)
ProductsEconomic consulting services

Frontier Economics (Frontier) is a microeconomics consultancy providing economics advice to public and private sector clients on matters of competition policy, public policy, regulation, business strategy and behavioural economics. The Frontier Economics network consists of separate companies  based in Europe (Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Dublin, London, Madrid and Paris) and Australia (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) & Singapore.

Frontier Economics Ltd (Europe) has a focus on the following sectors: energy, environment, financial services, health care, media, post, retailing, technology, telecoms, transport and the water industry. Frontier Economics Pty Ltd and Frontier Economics Pte Ltd (Australia & Singapore) have dedicated practice areas covering energy, climate change, water, telecommunications and media, competition and legal, economy-wide modelling and natural resources and environment.

Main competitors are Copenhagen Economics, Cornerstone Research, Emerton, FTI Consulting, NERA, Oxera and Swiss Economics.

Frontier Economics Ltd  was ranked among the top 25 European consulting firms to work for in a branche-internal survey by in 2017 . Frontier was also ranked among the 30 best places to work in the UK Great  Place to Work survey in 2013. This was the fifth time Frontier made the top 50.


Frontier Economics Ltd  was formed in June 1999 as an employee-owned company with around 25 consultants. The first Board of Directors consisted of Simon Gaysford, Zoltan Biro, Philip Burns, Dan Elliott and Michael Webb, with Sarah Hogg as the Chairman of the Board. George Adams and Julia Chain were also Non-Executive Directors. Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary, joined Frontier as a Senior Advisor in 2012.[1] He took over from Sarah Hogg as Chairman of Frontier in 2013.[2] In 2016, George Adams stepped down as a non-executive director, and later in 2017 Javier Marin Romano was appointed as a non-executive director. The company currently employs over 200 staff across its European offices. In 2003, Frontier created a German office in Cologne, followed by the opening of the office in Brussels in 2006-2007 and Madrid in 2008. The Dublin office was established in 2011, followed by a presence in Paris in 2013 (later becoming an office in 2017) and Berlin in 2017.

Frontier Economics Pty Ltd was formed in Australia in May 1999 by Danny Price (Managing Director), Philip Williams and David Briggs. In 2016, the company opened an office in Singapore. The company currently employs around 30 consultants across offices in Australia and Singapore. In April 2015, Stephen Gray became Chairman of Frontier Economics Pty Ltd. Current directors include Danny Price, Stephen Gray, Jason Hall, James Allan and Andrew Harpham.