David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David is a Consultant in Frontier’s Competition and Public Policy practices.

He combines quantitative skills with a genuine passion for using economics to support clients.

David’s competition experience includes merger, abuse of dominance and market investigation cases before the European Commission and National Competition Authorities for clients in the digital, retail, online takeaway, energy, telecoms and travel sectors. David recently spent 4 months on secondment at Facebook working as a data scientist in Facebook’s legal team where he worked on a range of competition matters.

David’s public policy work includes evaluation and economic impact assessment in relation to competition, trade, intellectual property and labour market issues. He is comfortable with quantitative and qualitative methods such as cost-benefit analysis, econometrics and case study interviewing and has a good working knowledge of UK business survey and administrative datasets.

Prior to his work in consulting, David interned at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Economics and Management and an MPhil in Economics.


What did you want to be when you were 10?

A sports bookmaker as it combined my two loves at the time – sport and statistics.

What was the last book you read?

‘The Future of The Professions’ by Daniel and Richard Susskind. Interesting to think how technology might change the tasks done by economic consultants and lawyers over the next 10-20 years.

If you won the lottery, would be the first thing you buy?

Entry to the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. I’m a keen poker player and a lottery win would give me the confidence (and the bankroll) to enter poker’s most prestigious tournament.