Telecoms regulatory and competition economist—Consultant

  • Oxera
  • London, UK
  • Oxford, UK
  • Private Sector
  • 1 week remaining

Oxera’s Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT) practice is looking for an exceptional candidate with around 3–5 years of experience in regulation and competition policy in the telecommunications sector.

Oxera has an unparalleled reputation for high-quality, insightful and robust analysis that makes an impact on our clients, and is respected by all stakeholders in the industry.

We are looking for someone with the passion, desire and intellectual curiosity to work with like-minded colleagues to help the practice grow even further.

You will have the opportunity to apply your skills by advising on issues affecting the entire TMT value chain, including fixed and mobile networks, pay-TV, and media and broadcasting, as well as the regulatory and competition issues arising from the convergence of networks and digital services.

Recent questions we have been asked to tackle include:

  • Is regulatory forbearance the right tool for promoting incentives to invest in full-fibre broadband networks? Should this forbearance be time-limited? If so, for how long?
  • Should market consolidation and/or network sharing be allowed, or even encouraged? Under what conditions would this lead to good outcomes for consumers?
  • How should ex ante and ex post regulation be balanced? What enforcement gaps may arise, and how could they be addressed?

If you can’t wait to get your teeth into these and other interesting questions then we have the job for you at Oxera.

What we’re looking for

An experienced economist with an excellent understanding of the regulatory and competition policy framework in the telecommunications industry in the UK and across Europe

At least three years’ relevant experience gained in industry or consultancy, or at a telecoms regulatory authority or a competition authority

A demonstrable ability to provide high-level economic and financial analysis in regulatory and competition cases. This might include defining relevant markets; assessing market power; designing and implementing remedies such as charge controls, margin squeeze tests or cost models; and/or undertaking profitability analyses and/or cost of capital assessments

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex economic arguments in non-technical language

A highly motivated and committed team player, with an excellent ability to manage complex tasks and/or small projects and the potential to build strong client relationships

At least a 2:1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Economics. Preference will be given to candidates with a Masters degree in Economics (or a closely related subject)

Excellent written and spoken English (essential), and potentially fluency in other languages (highly advantageous)—in particular, German, French, Italian and/or Dutch

What we offer

A highly competitive salary (and bonus) with a comprehensive benefits package

A collaborative and fun working environment

Excellent career development opportunities

The chance to work with some of the best minds in the business

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