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Our work sometimes makes the news

We are involved in some of the most interesting, topical and high profile issues in the world of business and economics.  Most of our work is confidential for clients, but sometimes we can share it.

We also welcome opportunities to speak with and assist the media – both in connection with our work and on the wide range of topics that our expertise covers.

Should you wish to speak to Frontier about any media related matter or to seek our input into a particular news story, please contact Goran Serdarevic at or call +44 (0) 20 7031 7000.

  1. FA Cupsets: The Economics of ‘Upsets’ in the English FA Cup

    In a bulletin published today, Frontier (Europe) has analysed historical data to consider how rare FA Cup upsets really are, and asks whether changes could be made to the tournament’s design to add to the excitement by making such match-ups more likely.

  2. Frontier looks into the mobile price debate in Austria

    There has been considerable interest and debate over what has happened to mobile prices and consumer welfare in Austria since Hutchison and Orange merged their operations in late 2012. In a new briefing published today, Frontier (Europe) sets out what can be said with confidence given the data that is currently available.

  3. Competition and Markets Authority publishes updated issues statement in UK banking investigation

    The UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has today published an updated issues statement as part of its investigation into the personal current account and small and medium-sized enterprise retail banking sectors.

  4. IGE publishes Frontier and Polynomics report on optimisation potential of the Swiss patent system

    The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, “IGE”) has today published a report by Frontier (Europe) and Polynomics which reviews the existing patent system in Switzerland and identifies options for reform.

  5. Professor Volker Nocke to join Frontier Economics

    Frontier (Europe) is pleased to announce that Professor Volker Nocke will be joining as an academic associate in the competition practice. Professor Nocke is Economics Professor at the University of Mannheim, holding the Chair in Microeconomics since September 2009. He is a member of the European Commission’s Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP), member of the Council of the European Economic Association, member of the Executive and Steering Committees of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE), and Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory.

  6. European Commission launches two reviews into energy sector

    The European Commission’s Energy (DG Energy) and Competition (DG Comp) Directorates-General have both announced their intention to review the design of European energy markets.

  7. Choice offerings? New Frontier election bulletin looks at competition in public services

    Has the political consensus on competition broken down? UK Governments of all complexions have used the private sector to deliver some public services, including in the NHS. And in 2010, when Frontier produced a report for the Office of Fair Trading on the subject, all the main parties were committed to furthering competition and choice in the public sector. In the third of our election bulletins, we ask: how has the debate developed since?

  8. European Commission reports progress in trade negotiations with Japan and the United States

    The European Union (EU) today concluded its 10th round of Free Trade Area (FTA) negotiations with Japan, having also concluded its 9th round of negotiations with the United States on the 24th of April.

  9. Frontier report suggests reduction in staff numbers in Further Education colleges in England but teacher numbers on the increase

    The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today published a new report by Frontier (Europe) analysing the composition of the workforce in the Further Education (FE) colleges in England.

  10. German court annuls energy regulator’s decisions on electricity redispatch

    The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (OLG Düsseldorf) today annulled a decision of the German regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) concerning the compensation of so-called ‘redispatch’ measures.