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"Economics has the power to help unlock our understanding of how markets work, how consumers behave and how businesses thrive. I enjoy breaking down client challenges to discover the economic incentives which drive the outcomes we observe and often want to change. Then, with data, I show the steps which can be taken to deliver positive economic and societal impact."

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Economics, finance, regulation, policy 

What job would you be doing in another life?
Geologist. Loved it at A-level, but took the sensible option of economics for long-term career potential!

In detail:

Nick joined Baringa in 2023 with 25 years of professional economics and finance consulting experience. He uses economics to solve complex business, regulatory and policy issues for companies, regulators, investors and Governments. Nick has advised on 15 price control determinations covering water, energy, air traffic, airports and telecoms. As an expert in his field, he’s provided expert economic testimony for UK and international appeal bodies. A published author, Nick has also written thought leadership reports and book contributions. These have tackled topics including reforming financial services and strategies for growing sectors.  

Nick’s previous roles include Chief Economist and UK Economics Consulting Leader at a leading consultancy, and Director of Analysis at the UK Department of Business. He’s regularly called on to present at conferences on economic themes and industry challenges. Nick wins awards for his work, which spans many sectors. He’s helped Ofwat set water sector price controls, winning a ‘Management Consultancy Association’ project award in the process. He won his sector’s ‘Strategy Consultant of the Year’ award for his work developing the UK Business Growth Fund. His writing on the UK financial services sector, and analysis of green jobs were recognised for their impact and foresight.  

Nick is a keen ‘fair-weather’ cyclist and rides long-distance bike trails of UK and Europe with his family. A lover of the great outdoors, Nick previously spent two years exploring New Zealand while on a placement. His favourite book is “Shadows On the Wasteland: Crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes” by Mike Stroud, an amazing story of determination in the face of the harshest conditions imaginable.

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