Publications in: Justice and Legal Affairs

Understanding Consumer Vulnerability in the EU’s Key Markets – February 2016

Subsector:Justice and Legal Affairs
Published:23 February, 2016
Document type:Report

This study for the European Commission provides a new definition of vulnerable consumers, a new methodology for measuring consumer vulnerability and new insights into the actual patterns of consumer vulnerability. The large scale study employed stakeholder consultations, consumer surveys, focus groups and behavioural experiments across the EU28 plus Iceland and Norway.

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How Much Does Size Matter? – A Comment on the English and Welsh Prison Estate

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: July, 2013
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

In the light of the recent announcement by the MoJ of its plan to build a 2,000 prison at Wrexham, and the report from the think tank Policy Exchange[1] arguing that £10 billion could be saved over 25 years by restructuring the prison estate, we analyse what the data shows and what it suggests in […]

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Economic Outlook: How is the Current Financial and Economic Situation Affecting Consumers, Debtors and Creditors

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: December, 2011
Document type:Presentation | Staff publication

This analysis by London Economics offers new insights into the current economic crisis. Key economic indicators suggest recovery long way off. In previous UK recessions, output recovered relatively quickly after modest falls. This recession is deeper and longer lasting that previous recessions, with no recovery in sight. Growth between 2005 and 2008 was driven by […]

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The Fiscal Impact of the Jackson Proposals: the Case of Employers’ Liability

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

The report estimates the fiscal impact of the Jackson Proposals for the reform of personal injury litigation funding arrangements on revenues and expenditures of government and public bodies. Based on survey data collected during Lord Justice Jackson’s investigation, we estimate the effect of the proposed measures on the volume of cases and the success fees […]

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Evaluation of the Impact of the HM Prison Service Enhanced Thinking Skills Programme on Reoffending: Outcomes of the Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR) Sample

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

Sadlier, G. Ministry of Justice Research Series 19/10, November 2010

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Evaluation of the Impact of the HM Prison Service Enhanced Thinking Skills Programme on Reoffending Outcomes of the Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR) Sample

Subsector:Rehabilitation
Published: 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics undertook an evaluation of the impact of a cognitive-behavioural offending behaviour programme (Enhanced Thinking Skills, or ETS) on the reconviction outcomes of treated prisoners. By combining new data collected as part of the SPCR survey and existing management information for the first time, the causal treatment effect (average treatment effect on the treated, […]

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