The Competition Economics Practice of KPMG has recently added Josh White to its team. White joins from Analysis Group and will be based in KPMG’s Canary Wharf office.
In January 2011 KPMG decided to setup a Competition Economics Practice, a unit that provides economics advisory to clients in both the private and public sector. Under the leadership of Nicola Mazzarotto, formerly head of policy analysis at the UK’s Competition Commission, the practice has grown strongly to the current 20 competition economists. Recent additions include Maria Maher, who joined in February this year from counterpart AlixPartners, and Claudio Calcagno, who previously worked in the chief economist's team at DG Competition.
Last month the recruitment drive has been extended with the appointment of Josh White, who joins as an Associate Director. White has more than 10 years of experience as an economic consultant, most recently as a Senior Economist at Analysis Group in Montreal, where he specialised in applying microeconomics and econometric modelling techniques to address complex litigation and competition questions. His primary focus revolved around the financial services and technology sectors. White holds an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a BA in Socio-political Economics from Boston University.
“I am very excited to be joining KPMG’s rapidly growing team of competition economists,” says White. “The use of big data and demand for ever more advanced econometric techniques in competition investigations and follow-on antitrust damages cases continues to grow, and this is a great opportunity for KPMG to continue to be a market leader in these highly quantitative fields.”
Nicola Mazzarotto, head of the unit, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Josh to the team. He is an experienced econometrician and competition economist, and he brings additional experience in the areas of modelling and quantitative techniques, which are core components of KPMG’s competition economics practice.”