Publications in: Competition, Regulation and Business

ICT Investment and Productivity in the UK: a Regional Assessment

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: April, 2003
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

This Brief summarises our research for Cisco Systems which 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.

Read more

Assessment of Restrictions in the Supply of Professional Services

Subsector:Market studies
Published: March, 2003
Document type:Report

The London Economics/Indecon report analyses competition and restrictions in eight professions in 3 sectors: engineers and architects, medical practitioners, veterinary surgeons, dentists and optometrists in the medical sector and solicitors and barristers in the legal sector. The report notes that three types of restrictions are common across the eight professions. These are restrictions on entry […]

Read more

A Laboratory Study of Auctions for Reducing Non-point Source Pollution

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

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol.  46:  446 – 71, 2003. Cason, T.N., Gangadharan, L. and Duke, C.

Read more

Market Power in Tradable Permit Markets: A Laboratory Test Bed for Emissions Trading in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria

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

Ecological Economics, vol. 46: 469 – 91, 2003. Cason, T.N., Gangadharan, L. and Duke, C.

Read more

Economic and Institutional Determinants of Internet Usage: Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 2003
Document type:Staff publication

TIGER Working Paper Series, 44, Warsaw, August 2003. Muller, P. and Salsas, P.

Read more

A Production Model of Service Quality at An Post

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 2003
Document type:

“A Production Model of Service Quality at An Post”. Paper presented at the 11th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics. Toledo, Spain. June 4-7, 2003.

Read more

Study on a Methodology for Identifying Sectors with Serious Structural Problems

Subsector:State aid
Published: December, 2002
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by DG Competition state aid II to develop a general methodology to be used by EC officials to draw up an initial “List of sectors” where serious structural problems prevail. In the report we set out an analytical framework that reviews various aspects (sales, output, employment) of an industry when the […]

Read more

European Integration and Productivity: Exploring the Gains of the Single Market

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: May, 2002
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

This paper uses a variety of panel data techniques to argue that the European Single Market Programme significantly increased productivity in a number of European countries. In particular, as a result of the Programme, industry productivity increased considerably in 1992 and 1993 in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and in the UK.

Read more

OLS and Instrumental Variable Price Elasticity Estimates for Water in Mixed-Effect Models Under a Multipart Tariff Structure

Subsector:Water and sewerage
Published: April, 2002
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

A mixed-effects residential demand model for potable water is developed using a longitudinal data set constructed for the analysis. The data set comprises of 1,065 households from the Sydney Metropolitan and Wollongong areas, covering sixteen quarters from 1990 to 1994. The purpose of developing the demand model is to use it as a base model […]

Read more

Assessment of the Benefits of Universal Postal Service to Consignia

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: March, 2002
Document type:Report

The report for Postwatch evaluates and quantifies the benefits of Consignia’s (Royal Mail) Universal Service Obligation (USO). The study reports the results of the application of a general economic model using pricing and production decisions by a multi-product monopolist to the postal sector. The methodology employed uses demand and supply side models and techniques to […]

Read more