Publications in: Competition, Regulation and Business

Competition and Collaboration in UK Payment Systems – November 2014

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: November, 2014
Document type:Report

The report focuses on UK payment systems, with a particular focus on interbank payment systems.  It analyses the conditions for competition at different levels of the payments supply chain as well as the motivations, merits and potential drawbacks of collaboration among market participants.

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A Partial and Fragile Recovery – Annual Report on European SMEs 2013/14 – October 2014

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:06 October, 2014
Document type:Report

The 2014 report provides an overview of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and their contribution to growth and jobs. Comparisons with important partner countries outside the EU and with the large enterprise sector are also included. The pace of recovery of SMEs has slowed in the last three years. […]

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Economic Analysis of Merger in Hong Kong Mobile Telephony Sector – May 2014

Subsector:Telecom and media
Published:05 May, 2014
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This final report considers the likely competition effects in Hong Kong telecommunications markets of the proposed acquisition of CSL New World Mobility Limited (CSLNWM) by HKT Limited. We assess whether there is likely to be a substantial lessening of competition (SLC) as a result of the merger; whether there are benefits to the public that […]

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Financial Conduct Authority Practical Use of Behavioural Experiments in Financial Regulation – March 2014

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:25 March, 2014
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The Financial Conduct Authority finds that behavioural experiments have an important role to play in financial regulation, and often provide insights into the ways markets work that may not be possible otherwise. Download the paper on the practical application of behavioural experiments in financial regulation jointly authored by London Economics and the FCA.

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Impact of EU Ban on Higher Nicotine E-Cigarettes on Tobacco Smoking

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:25 February, 2014
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The proposed ban compromises e-cigarettes’ role in supporting smoke cessation and is forecast to lead to 210,000 fewer successful quitters each year across the EU. E-cigarettes’ role in smoke reduction is also affected and a 0.8% increase in tobacco smoking or the equivalent of an extra 9.6 million cigarettes being smoked each day across the […]

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Survival or Relegation? The Impact of a Managerial Change in the Premier League

Subsector:Competition, Regulation and Business
Published: December, 2013
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London Economics calculates the economic impact of a managerial change in the Premier League. The research is one of the first studies ever to accurately quantify the impact of manager changes in football. The analysis concentrates on the impact over 10 games and, crucially, it accounts for other factors that are likely to affect team […]

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The Economic and Societal Benefits Deriving from the Presence of Hyundai and Kia in Europe (update)

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: December, 2013
Document type:Report

London Economics published updated figures on the contribution of Hyundai and Kia to the European economy. The key findings are: Almost 317,000 people owe their jobs to the presence of Hyundai and Kia in the European Union Hyundai and Kia contributed €2.1 billion in taxes and duties to European governments in 2012 The majority of […]

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Modelling the Impact of Proposed Policies on Pubs and the Pub Sector

Subsector:Competition, Regulation and Business
Published: December, 2013
Document type:Report

This report to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills provides an independent analysis of the impact of the consultation proposals on gross and net pub closures and employment levels within the pub industry, using whatever robust evidence can be accessed, to inform the final stage impact assessment of the likely costs and benefits of […]

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Impact on Competition and Social Welfare of the Proposed ElecLink Interconnector Between Great Britain and France

Subsector:Energy economics
Published: November, 2013
Document type:Report

Ofgem and CRE commissioned London Economics to review and assess the modelling, assumptions and estimated impacts on the electricity market and electricity users of a interconnector between France and Great Britain proposed by ElecLink. The summary of the report can be downloaded in English above and in French at http://www.cre.fr/documents/consultations-publiques.

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2012/2013 Annual Report on European SMEs

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: November, 2013
Document type:Report

The 2012/13 report on European SMEs was prepared by a consortium comprising CARSA, DIW, DIW econ, Innova, London Economics, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (University of Manchester) and PwC Luxembourg. The report provides an overview of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and their contribution to growth and jobs, as emphasised in the Small […]

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