Simeon Thornton is a Director at the Competition and Markets Authority, where he is leading the current market study into online platforms and digital advertising, the interim report of which was published in December 2019. He was previously chief economist and director of analysis at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, where he led a team of over 100 economists, statisticians, social and operational researchers. In previous roles he was responsible for climate change economic analysis at Defra, led market studies at the OFT and was a senior consultant at the economics consultancy NERA, specialising in energy market regulation and restructuring.
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