Daniel Hanson



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Email: daniel.hanson@nera.com
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MsC in Economics, University of Warwick 
BSc in Economics, University of Bristol


Mr. Hanson advises public and private sector clients on strategy, economic appraisal, economic regulation, and competition issues. He has helped secure approval for projects worth £40 billion and has influenced how transformational projects are appraised, has acted as a principal architect of frameworks for major rail lines, and has advised on numerous reviews by competition authorities and economic regulators.

Mr. Hanson has served on a number of expert panels in the UK, including the Hansford Review, the Economic Advisory Panel to High Speed 2, and the Department for Transport/Highways England Challenge Panel on Road Investment Strategy 2. He focuses on the transport and infrastructure sector but has advised clients in most other sectors of the economy (e.g., financial services, mobile and fixed line telecoms, electricity, water, nuclear, automotive, retail, audits, geospatial mapping, and crane hire), as well as highways, rail, airports, and seaports. He frequently speaks at conferences and publishes thought leadership.

Clients say Mr. Hanson adds value by solving their complex and most important issues and by explaining solutions clearly and memorably. They also say he helps them see previously unseen connections, often by transferring issues from one sector to another. They say he breaks new ground in his work and develops solutions that they and others trust. He is a strong advocate of anchoring work in first principles and context, working with fantastic colleagues, and striving to do the “impossible.”

Prior to joining NERA, Mr. Hanson led PwC’s strategy and economics work in Transport and Infrastructure in the UK. He is a former fellow of the Overseas Development Institute and served as an international civil servant at the Caribbean Development Bank, a multilateral based in Barbados. He earned his MSc in economics from the University of Warwick and his BSc in economics from the University of Bristol.

Testimonials include:

“Overall, Daniel balances a keen intellect, an excellent command of economics and an impressive industry knowledge. He is a brilliant leader of people and has an exceptional ability to communicate."

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The Role of Economics on the Road to Autonomous Vehicles and Digital Mobility White Paper Daniel Hanson, Richard Eichmann, Richard Marsden, George Anstey, Grant Saggers, Dr. Garrett Glasgow, Dr. C-Philipp Heller, Dr. Hector Lopez, Dr. Bruno Soria, Dr. Will Taylor, and Adam Rhoten
Transport and Infrastructure - What to watch in 2019 Published Article Daniel Hanson