Publications in: Competition, Regulation and Business

A Business Analysis of a SKYLON-based European Launch Service Operator – January 2016

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: January, 2016
Document type:Staff publication

Hempsell, M., Aprea, J., Gallagher, B., and Sadlier, G. (2016). ‘A Business Analysis of a SKYLON-based European Launch Service Operator’, Acta Astronautica, Volume 121, April–May 2016, Pages 1–12. Access (paywall): doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.12.022 Highlights An architecture for a European launch service based on Skylon was created. Study used ESA׳s market model for Next Generation Launch system. Separate […]

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An Assessment of Open to Export – November 2015

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published:03 November, 2015
Document type:Report

LE evaluated the impact of Open to Export, a website supported by UK Trade & Investment that functions as an electronic intermediary, connecting businesses with other businesses, organisations and official sources of information and assistance, including UK Trade & Investment. The study collected information through interviews with six selected “service providers” and a structured telephone […]

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2015 SME Annual Report – November 2015

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:17 November, 2015
Document type:Report

The 2015 SME Annual Report prepared by London Economics as part of the 2015 SME Performance Review (undertaken by a consortium comprising Carsa, DIW, DIW econ, Innova, London Economics and PwC) shows that in 2014 in the EU28 SMEs as a group have increased their employment for the first time since the onset of the […]

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Smart Single Market Regulation – September 2015

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published:29 September, 2015
Document type:Report

This study proposes a consolidated governance system that would serve as a tool for smart Single Market regulation toward 2020 and beyond. It outlines areas for improvement in Single Market regulation through the adoption of performance-based policy concepts; and reviews the scope for making better use of the Single Market governance tools to improve the […]

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Best Practice from Denmark in Price Setting for District Heat Tariffs

Subsector:Energy economics
Published:12 August, 2015
Document type:

London Economics presented an overview of best practice from Denmark in price setting for heat tariffs at the Vanguards workshop on financial plans, building a heat tariff and heat metering held in Leicester on the 17th July 2015. What are the best practice elements when setting district heat tariffs? What alternative options are there? Denmark […]

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Commercial Heat Network Modelling – Presentation

Subsector:Energy economics
Published: June, 2015
Document type:

London Economics presented an overview of different financial and economic modelling assumptions for heat network (district heating) modelling in the UK. What impacts the financial viability of a district heating plant in the UK? How do the assumptions used by a purely private sector investor typically differ from the assumptions used by e.g. a local […]

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Delivering Value from the Higher Education Estate – April 2015

Subsector:Economics of Education
Published:16 April, 2015
Document type:Report

The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) has published the report ‘Delivering Value from the Higher Education Estate’ produced by Kilner Planning and London Economics. Delivering value from the estate is a core element of the Phase II Review of Sir Ian Diamond’s review into Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education. The report documents […]

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Managing Money Online – Working As Well As We Think? – February 2015

Subsector:Post
Published:03 February, 2015
Document type:Report

This study for the Keep Me Posted Campaign implemented a behavioural experiment and consumer survey in order to analyse consumers’ behaviour and perceptions when they receive transactional mail either by post or electronically.

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Economic Analysis of Business Models for Open Access Monographs – January 2015

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:22 January, 2015
Document type:Report

The report looks at existing and emerging business models for open-access publishing of scholarly monographs (including scholarly editions, edited volumes and catalogues). A typology of business models is developed based on institutional setup, incentives for the participating parties and revenue sources. The analysis is informed by theoretical considerations and interviews with publishers and academics in […]

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Study on the Impact of the Energy Label – and Potential Changes to It – on Consumer Understanding and on Purchase Decisions – January 2015

Subsector:Energy economics
Published:23 January, 2015
Document type:Report

This behavioural economics study for the European Commission investigates the impact of potential changes to the EU energy label on consumer understanding and purchasing decisions. The pan-European study uses an online and field experiment combined with a consumer survey and focus groups to provide insights on the performance of alternative label designs.

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