Daniel joined Grant Thornton in April 2018 and leads the economic advisory team in providing services to private and public-sector clients, including:
- development and evaluation of policy options
- feasibility and cost-benefit analysis
- market intelligence to enable informed commercial decisions
- processing and analysis of data from existing client databases
- survey design and analysis; and
- Use of investment incentives.
Daniel is a former Director at the Office for Competition, where he led investigations on competition practices and proposed mergers in markets related to energy, transport, telecoms and financial services. Since leaving the Office, he has acted as advisor on several competition cases, including the assessment of Malta’s largest ever proposed merger between two of three main players in the Maltese telecoms sector.
Daniel was also Head (Economic Research) at Malta Enterprise, where he was responsible for evaluating large projects and advising the board of directors on whether the agency should aid multinational companies via soft loans, guarantees, tax credits, cash and/or industrial space.
Previously he was Senior Economist at the Economic Policy Department, where he developed data-intensive models for the purposes of policy evaluation, forecasting and the estimation of sector economic impacts that were used as a basis to advise several government entities. He represented Malta on various working groups of the European Commission, and in discussions with several credit rating agencies and the IMF.
Daniel has an MSc in Economics and Industrial Organisation from the University of Warwick, an MA in Economics from the University of Malta, and a B.Com. (Hons.) in Economics from the same university. He is currently a visiting lecturer in microeconomics at the University of Malta and is expected to obtain a PhD in Economics from Loughborough University in 2018.