Publications in: Competition, Regulation and Business

Assessing the Key Economic Drivers for Change in the Current Business Climate

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: June, 2004
Document type:Presentation

European Outsourcing Association’s Conference. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. June 9-10, 2004.

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Internet Use by Businesses in Old and New EU Member Countries

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: April, 2004
Document type:Presentation

TIGER Conference The New Economy and Post-Socialist Transition. Warsaw, April 10-11, 2004.

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Overview of EU25 Securities Trading, Clearing, Central Counterparties, and Securities Settlement

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: February, 2004
Document type:Report

The report for the European Commission – DG Competition provides a pan-European overview of trading, clearing and central counterparties, settlement, and custody, of equity, corporate and government bonds, and the related infrastructures (exchanges, clearing institutions and central counterparties, central securities depositories and international central securities depositories at primary level and international central securities depositories and […]

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Statistical Inference in Merger Analysis

Subsector:Mergers
Published: 2004
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

In the context of merger analysis, statistical inference is often used in the guise of a hypothesis test, where the test is on whether the merger will be harmful to consumers (and/or possibly to other competitors). The aim of this Working Paper is to review the methodological choices regarding the use of statistical inference. We […]

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An Empirical Examination of Postal Liberalisation in Norway

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 2004
Document type:Staff publication

Postal Insight, Pitney Bowes, 2004. Swinand, G. and Lyons, S.

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Study of the Consequences of Further Liberalisation of the Postal Market in Norway

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: December, 2003
Document type:Report

This Report for the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications provides consultancy advice on the consequences of further liberalisation of the postal market in Norway. The study evaluates the impact of postal liberalisation, based on qualitative analysis and quantitative modelling. Under each of the models, we assess the impacts on liberation across various scenarios, ranging […]

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PR04 Scope for Efficiency Studies

Subsector:Water and sewerage
Published: November, 2003
Document type:Report

This report for OFWAT provides an assessment of the scope for future operating and capital efficiency in the water and sewerage industries by using both a “top-down” and “bottom-up” approach. The top-down approach assesses the scope for future efficiency improvements by analysing past productivity trends in the water and sewerage industries and by undertaking a […]

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A Production Model of Service Quality at An Post

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: June, 2003
Document type:Staff publication

Crew, M.A. and Kleindorfer, P.R. (eds), Competitive Transformation of the Postal and Delivery Sector, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. Swinand, G.

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London Economics Review of European Union Electricity Markets

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: April, 2003
Document type:Report

This study reviews the regulatory regimes in the EU member states and examines how the differences in regulatory policy and openness to investment are likely to have had an impact on new investment.

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ICT and GDP Growth in the United Kingdom: A Sectoral Analysis

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: April, 2003
Document type:Report

This report for Cisco Systems quantifies the contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to output and labour productivity growth for twelve sectors of the UK. By using growth accounting methods, this study shows that the contribution of ICT to economic performance is substantial for most of the UK sectors.

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