Joe Perkins is a Senior Vice President and Head of Research at Compass Lexecon based in London.
In his capacity as Head of Research, Joe leads a team of professionals with deep expertise in economic theory, financial economics, economic policy, and data science. Their focus is to advance Compass Lexecon’s thought leadership and develop increasingly efficient methods to analyze complex data and construct compelling arguments grounded in empirical analysis.
Joe previously worked as Chief Economist at British energy regulator Ofgem, where he was responsible for overall analytical strategy and quality assurance and analysis of potential energy sector developments. He led the delivery of Ofgem’s ground-breaking decarbonization action plan, as well as the analysis behind the setting of the retail energy price cap. Joe headed up Ofgem’s economics profession and was Ofgem’s senior representative on the UK Regulators Network.
Prior to this, Joe was director for regulation, consumers and competition at the National Audit Office, responsible for value for money audits of economic and financial regulation and the competition and consumer protection regimes. He has also worked as an economist at HM Treasury and Oxford University.
Joe earned an MPhil in Economics (with Distinction) from Oxford University, where he was a prize fellow in economics at All Souls College, and earned an MPhil in Philosophy at St John’s College, Cambridge University.