Our public policy work

Governments are under increasing pressure to deliver better results while spending less. Expert economic advice is crucial to developing smarter and more cost-effective policies.

We can provide specialist economic and institutional knowledge. We work closely with governments, public and voluntary sector bodies and businesses to create better policies.

Our teams comprise experts from our UK and European offices who bring together the broadest possible policy and sector knowledge.  Our advice is objective, impartial and reflects the practical realities of delivering better policy. Clients have told us they value our ability to listen to them, and to engage with them and tackle the most difficult issues with clarity and sensitivity.

Frontier Economics gave us invaluable advice not only on insights from behavioural economics but also how we might adapt various techniques for use in our own work and evaluations. They were generous with their time and stimulating to talk to. We’ve since acted on their advice and it’s proved very useful.

Roy Head, CEO - Development International Media (DMI)

We use cutting-edge techniques and behavioural insights to measure the impact of policies on people and businesses and to improve policy design.  Our work often has to stand up to external scrutiny from experts and policy makers. Our clients regularly praise our ability to combine technical expertise with clear and effective communication.

Recent Work

  • Turning a new leaf – the future of UK Trade Policy. Join our webinar this Friday at 12pm

    The UK Government last week produced its long awaited White Paper containing its proposals for future arrangements with the EU. This week, Parliament is debating the Customs Bill and the Trade Bill. The White Paper and the two Bills help to set the stage for the future direction of the UK’s trade policy. To understand what this all means, Frontier, in collaboration with the Trade Knowledge Exchange, is hosting a webinar on Friday, 20th July at 12pm.

  • Plotting a path for the UK’s infrastructure

    The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) today published its first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment for the United Kingdom, setting out a plan of action for the country’s infrastructure over the next 10-30 years.  

  • ‘The book was better!’ – How literary adaptations contribute to the wider creative industries

    From books to comics and fairy tales, literary sources are a major source of inspiration for other creative sectors, be it film, TV or stage. The Publishers Association, which represents book and academic journal publishers in the UK, today launched a report by Frontier Economics exploring the links between publishing and the wider creative industries.

  • Could self-care save the NHS?


  • How can we support people returning to work after taking time out to care for others?

    The Government Equalities Office (GEO) today published a report commissioned from Frontier Economics presenting research on the characteristics of “potential returners” (those who have been economically inactive for more than year because of caring responsibilities) and the timing and nature of return to work for this group.

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