Joe Perkins

Senior Vice President and Head of Research at Compass Lexecon
Joe Perkins

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.

Joe Perkins's seminars

At the core of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme is an intensive, two-week development course for the next generation of senior leaders. By combining high-calibre academic tuition, industry-leading keynote speakers, and a diverse group of delegates, OUBEP creates a dynamic space to explore economic theory and applications to help solve problems and create strategic impact.

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OUBEP curates an immersive, rich and intense experience for participants. At its core, lies a combination of outstanding teaching with tutoring sessions in smaller groups. Participants are also able to take advantage of networking opportunities around drinks and dinner or whilst taking part in typical Oxford activities.