Publications in: Competition, Regulation and Business

The Value of Personal Information – Evidence from Empirical Economic Studies

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: November, 2012
Document type:Staff publication

EC data protection policy is promoted with reference to economic benefits. However, the value of personal information in legitimate business models is rarely discussed. Various economic studies have tried to measure individuals’ valuation of different kinds of personal data. We review empirical papers from the last 10 years and find evidence that more disclosure is […]

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Evaluation of the Impact and Cost Effectiveness of UKTI’s Regional Network Support

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: October, 2012
Document type:Report

The study examined the impact and efficiency of the delivery of the services provided by UKTI’s regional network. The export support activities of UKTI’s regional teams are delivered by International Trade Advisers (ITAs) under contract, with different set ups being used across the nine English regions. The study explores the drivers of ITAs’ performance by […]

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Consumer Research for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Digital Radio Switch Over: A Supplementary Report to DCMS

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: July, 2012
Document type:Report

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published the report “Consumer research for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Digital Radio Switch over: A supplementary report to DCMS” by London Economics in association with YouGov. The study presents results of supplementary research undertaken in 2012 into consumers’ willingness to pay for digital radio, building on London Economics’ […]

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Estimation of Consumers’ Priorities for Quality-of-service in Post: Recent Evidence from France

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: June, 2012
Document type:Presentation

20th CPDE, Brighton, UK.

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The Impact of Competition Interventions on Compliance and Deterrence – A Controlled Economic Experiment

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: April, 2012
Document type:Presentation

A study by London Economics for the UK Office of Fair Trading Presentation at the University of Amsterdam, Centre for Law and Economics, Behavioural Competition and Regulation, April 19, 2012.

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Evaluation of the Fiscal Stimulus Initiative

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: March, 2012
Document type:Report

UKTI’s Fiscal Stimulus Initiative was a programme aimed at facilitating access to opportunities created by fiscal stimulus measures around the world in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008/09. The project evaluated the performance of the programme and the effectiveness of the chosen implementation through consultations with UKTI specialists in the UK and […]

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Regulation on the Approval and Market Surveillance of Two- or Three-wheeled Vehicles and Quadricycles

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: February, 2012
Document type:Report

This study is a three-part impact assessment of amendments proposed by the IMCO Committee to three measures contained in the European Commission’s proposal for a “Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheeled vehicles and quadricycles”. The first part concerns the fitting of an anti-lock braking system (ABS), the second part concerns […]

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Potential Impacts of Stamp Price Increases: Consumer Research

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: February, 2012
Document type:Report

Consumer Focus has published the report by London Economics “Potential impacts of stamp price increases: Consumer research”. The study examines how consumers might react to stamp price increases in the context of potential rises following Ofcom’s Royal Mail price control, using an online choice experiment methodology. In particular, we analyse the extent to which consumers […]

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