Mr. Andrew Chesher is a Professor of Economics at University College London, where he also serves as the Director of the ESRC Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP). He is also a Research Fellow at The Institute for Fiscal Studies, and an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford.
Mr. Chesher is an expert in econometrics and statistics, the application of complex econometric modeling to the analysis of demands and analysis of labour markets, and in issues of competition, regulation, and efficiency measurement. His academic research on econometrics and statistics includes studies of: identification in limited information models, measurement error models, inequality and poverty measurement, and discrete choice models.
Mr. Chesher currently serves on the Council of the Econometric Society, and as a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research. He also serves on the Understanding Society Scientific Advisory Board, and the National Centre for Research Methods Advisory Board. In his policy work Mr. Chesher has studied the development of models for landslide incidence and associated optimal highway landslide prevention strategies, measurement of the efficiency of fixed line and mobile telephone service providers, measurement of the value and cost of universal service obligations, and the estimation of demand for foods in Great Britain. He also conducted an economic audit of the UK Government’s cost benefit analysis of the analog television switchover.
Mr. Chesher is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and one of 40 economists world-wide who was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. He has published over 50 articles, books, and book chapters, and has written 30 working papers and reports for the government, and for financial institutions. He has served as co-editor of the Econometric Society Monograph Series, and as associate editor of Econometrica, The Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, The Economic Journal, The Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, and Econometric Reviews.
Mr. Chesher has been a consultant for government and other agencies including the World Bank, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Radiocommunications Agency, Ofcom, and the Food Standards Agency. His corporate clients include Bell Communications Research Inc., British Telecom, Coopers and Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EDF Energy.
University of Birmingham, B.Soc.Sc. Mathematics, Economics & Statistics (First Class Honours)