Case Study Frontier Economics Australia


I applied online. I interviewed at Frontier Economics (London, England).


Was studying in Hong Kong so did the initial interview over Lync (their version of skype).

Stage 1: Basic competency and HR questions so research the firm and know your strengths/motivations etc. Also a case study, they asked me about how you would look at and quantify the effects of free daycare (I believe, it was some months ago) on the economy/society etc. No prior prep, they emailed me background reading to do before the interview, if you're interviewing at the office this will be given to you as a printout.

Stage 2&3: They very kindly flew me to London from HK for the second and third round. Usually they're a week apart but given my situation they were on the same day (provided I passed the 2nd round, which I did thankfully).

Stage 2 is a 'consulting skills' interview so just research what are good consulting skills and have points ready to answer them. Pretty much just standard competency questions again asking about teamwork and motivations etc.

Stage 3 is a harder case study exam with some directors. No print out this time, they just verbally explain it. I got asked about taking the FA cup final off of the nation registry and make it pay-to-view. I found this hard. I asked about previous cases of events being taken off which they liked. But they wanted more analysis about how to quantify the effect so make sure you know about demand curves, consumer surplus and auctions etc.

Didn't get an offer which is a shame. I love the company and would definitely apply again. Amazing young and relaxed culture and the HR team is awesome so recommend applying.

Interview Questions

Frontier Economics 2017-04-24 23:22 PDT

Frontier Economics is a leading global economics company, advising major organisations and policy makers on a wide range of issues.

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The brief called for a cleaner appearance and more intuitive navigation without losing the translation of Frontiers’ character depicted in the last iteration of the site. The result is a lighter, leaner responsive website which more accurately represents what is now one of the largest economics consultancies in Europe.
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Last year Headscape was commissioned to evolve Frontier Economic’s web presence to reflect their new business objectives and priorities, which were as follows:

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After successfully re-designing the multi-language European version of the site, Headscape quickly rolled out the new design to the company’s Australian sister organisation.

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