Publications in: Financial markets and Institutions

The Contribution of Insurance Brokers to the UK Economy

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: March, 2011
Document type:Report

The market for insurance products, like many other markets, is characterised by imperfect information by each party to the transaction, significant search costs to find the “best” deal, and asymmetric bargaining power. The report shows that insurance brokers play a key role in the marketplace by identifying the risks faced by clients, reducing insurance distribution […]

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Understanding the Impact of MiFID in the Context of National and Global Regulatory Innovations

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: October, 2010
Document type:Report

Since its EU-wide implementation in November 2007, MiFID has significantly modified the environment and structure of secondary market equity trading in Europe. For this research, London Economics conducted empirical analysis and stakeholder interviews to clarify whether as a result of MiFID: the expected benefits on the integration of EU financial markets have materialised; whether national […]

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Economic Analysis of Ireland’s Comparative Advantage for Foreign Investment

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: October, 2010
Document type:Staff publication

Gray, A., Swinand, G., Holmes-Batt, W. Indecon Economic Consultants, October 2010

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Stability, Competition and Crisis – What Are the Implications for Switching?

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: March, 2010
Document type:Presentation

CECI Seminar on Switching in Banking, Budapest, March 8-9, 2010.

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The Importance of Wholesale Financial Services to the EU Economy 2009

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: September, 2009
Document type:

This report investigates the role, structure and importance of wholesale financial services in the European Union. The specific topic for this year’s report is the EU’s wholesale finance market and its various competitors under a range of differing scenarios, such as changing demographics, the rise of Asia and emerging market economies, the impact of regulation […]

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An Exploratory Study into the Effect of a Change in Business Ownership on Employment and Wages

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: June, 2009
Document type:Report

The main aim of this exploratory study is to draw together economic evidence relating to the effect of a change in business ownership upon a range of firm outcomes; with particular focus on employment and wage impacts. The study presents data on changes in business ownership for Wales in comparison to nine other European regions […]

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Analysis of Developments in the Field of Direct Investment and M&A

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: November, 2008
Document type:Report

This study examines first the developments in international capital flows, especially FDI, in 2007. Next, as a special topic, it undertakes an in-depth quantitative analysis of the difference in economic performance between domestically-owned and foreign-owned business in Europe. The performance indicators used in the analysis are turnover, employment and profitability in levels and over the […]

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Study on the Role and Regulation of Non-credit Institutions in EU Mortgage Markets

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: September, 2008
Document type:Report

This study analyses non-credit institutions in EU Member State mortgage markets. The study identifies Member States where non-credit institutions are allowed to provide mortgage credit; provides information on the regulation and supervision of these undertakings; the funding techniques non-credit institutions are allowed to use; the size of the mortgage lending activities of non-credit institutions, both […]

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The Importance of Wholesale Financial Services to the EU Economy 2008

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: July, 2008
Document type:

This report investigates the role, structure and importance of wholesale financial services in the European Union. The specific topic for this year’s report is the EU’s wholesale finance market and its various competitors under a range of differing scenarios, such as changing demographics, the rise of Asia and emerging market economies, the impact of regulation […]

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Research into Payment Protection Insurance in the UK

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: October, 2006
Document type:Report

The report reviews the relevant payment protection insurance market and analyses those characteristics of the market that may be limiting competition and giving rise to consumer detriment. The report also identifies a series of additional data that would be desirable to obtain to further the analysis of the sector.

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