University of BirminghamB.Soc.Sc. Mathematics, Economics & Statistics (First Class Honours)
Antitrust and Competition
Andrew Chesher is William Stanley Jevons Professor of Economics and Economic Measurement at University College London, where he also founded and 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 was Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford. In December 2017, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham. His research and fields of interest include application of complex econometric modeling to labor markets, competition, regulation, efficiency measurement, identification in limited information models, measurement error models, inequality and poverty measurement, and discrete choice models.
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 currently serves on the Council of the Econometric Society, as a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, and on the Understanding Society Scientific Advisory Board, and the National Centre for Research Methods Advisory Board.
Mr. Chesher has advised government and other agencies including the World Bank, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Radiocommunications Agency, Ofcom, and the Food Standards Agency. He has also provided expert consultation for large telecommunications companies, accounting firms, and energy firms. In these capacities, 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.