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Student presentation Barcelona GSE 26th February 2010
<ul><li>Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Working at Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
Frontier Economics Use economics to provide advice in real problems London (1999) <ul><li>Economic consulting firm </li></...
We work … …  in many sector and practice areas Energy Financial services Healthcare Media Post Retailing Telecoms Transpor...
…  on high profile issues Public policy Health care reform Competition policy Competition in UK Supermarket sector Energy ...
We advise firms, governments … …  and public institutions
Use microeconomics… What micro offers <ul><li>A framework to identify the key issues of our clients’ problems and to under...
<ul><li>Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Working at Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
Stimulating work <ul><li>Core skills used and practiced on a day-to-day basis </li></ul>Analytical Work Management Consult...
No fixed teams Project specific teams assembled Day to day work at Frontier Economics Teams Typical to work on 2/3 project...
Emphasis on career development… Belief that core skills are common across projects Encourage to work across practice areas...
… and on working environment Flat hierarchichal structure Open space workplace <ul><li>Extra-labour events </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Working at Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
A typical selection process will include… Submitting your CV and covering letter Interviews Decision Can do through our we...
Frontier Economics Limited in Europe is a member of the Frontier Economics network, which consists of separate companies b...
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GSE Consulting Day 2010: Frontier Economics

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The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Consulting Day brings representatives from top consulting firms to recruit BGSE students.

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  1. 1. Student presentation Barcelona GSE 26th February 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Working at Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
  3. 3. Frontier Economics Use economics to provide advice in real problems London (1999) <ul><li>Economic consulting firm </li></ul><ul><li>Offices </li></ul>75 economists Independent and self-owned Cologne (2003) Brussels (2006) Madrid (2008)
  4. 4. We work … … in many sector and practice areas Energy Financial services Healthcare Media Post Retailing Telecoms Transport Water Competition policy Public policy Regulation Strategy Contract design Dispute support services Market design and auctions
  5. 5. … on high profile issues Public policy Health care reform Competition policy Competition in UK Supermarket sector Energy Impact of carbon trading mechanism Regulation Spectrum valuation and allocation
  6. 6. We advise firms, governments … … and public institutions
  7. 7. Use microeconomics… What micro offers <ul><li>A framework to identify the key issues of our clients’ problems and to understand: </li></ul><ul><li>how markets work </li></ul><ul><li>how incentives play out (market design) </li></ul>Point towards the empirical exercises that need to be undertaken in order to answer the questions posed Tools (many times statistical) to answer these questions … to advise clients in different matters In every case, COMMUNICATION is key – it’s a consultancy business!!
  8. 8. <ul><li>Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Working at Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stimulating work <ul><li>Core skills used and practiced on a day-to-day basis </li></ul>Analytical Work Management Consulting Core skills <ul><li>Setting up the economic framework </li></ul><ul><li>Use of quantitative techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritise tasks in order to deliver on schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to work in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Produce clear and accurate written work </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with clients </li></ul>
  10. 10. No fixed teams Project specific teams assembled Day to day work at Frontier Economics Teams Typical to work on 2/3 projects at a time Workload Work in-house Workplace Nature of work determined by the projects you are on Day agenda
  11. 11. Emphasis on career development… Belief that core skills are common across projects Encourage to work across practice areas Work and learn from some of the best economists in their field Ability to develop specialist skills Panel data econometrics Applied / Technical Auctions Theoretical Air transport Practice Area
  12. 12. … and on working environment Flat hierarchichal structure Open space workplace <ul><li>Extra-labour events </li></ul><ul><li>parties </li></ul><ul><li>championships </li></ul><ul><li>trips </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Working at Frontier Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
  14. 14. A typical selection process will include… Submitting your CV and covering letter Interviews Decision Can do through our web page: www.frontier-economics.com <ul><li>Chat about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Covering letter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Case study </li></ul>Welcome to Frontier Economics! 1 2 3
  15. 15. Frontier Economics Limited in Europe is a member of the Frontier Economics network, which consists of separate companies based in Europe (Brussels, Cologne, London and Madrid) and Australia (Melbourne & Sydney). The companies are independently owned, and legal commitments entered into by any one company do not impose any obligations on other companies in the network. All views expressed in this document are the views of Frontier Economics Limited.
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