Robin Smale


Robin is an economist who focuses on business and government strategy in resource-based sectors and infrastructure. He specialises in the market-state interface, especially resources management, regulation and behaviour.

His main interests are energy, energy-intensive industries, water, fisheries and climate change, to which he applies core expertise in infrastructure regulation, resources management, competition and competitiveness, the behaviour of firms and individuals, and handling risk.

Over the last two decades, he has worked with a large number of companies and government departments across a great range of problems. His commercial clients include firms in the following sectors: oil and gas, power, water, waste, chemicals, paper, glass, rail, aviation, shipping, technology, and food. His public clients include national governments, government agencies and regulators, as well as private equity, banks, infrastructure funds, strategic advisory firms, and legal services.

He holds an MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics from University College London, and a first class degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

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