Publications in: Public Policy

Feasibility Study into the Viability of Establishing a No-Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) in the UK – March 2020

Subsector:Consumer behaviour and protection
Published:11 March, 2020
Document type:Report

London Economics has completed a feasibility study into the viability of establishing a no-interest loans scheme in the UK for HM Treasury. Based on wide stakeholder consultations, desk-based research and analysis of various datasets, this study examined various options for potential access and eligibility criteria for the scheme, how such a scheme might be structured, […]

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The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:17 January, 2020
Document type:Report

London Economics was pleased to support Plan International in the State of Girls Rights in the UK 2019 – 2020. LE’s role was to update and the expand the local authority index which ranks local authorities in terms of the best and worst place to be a girl. You can download the report here.   […]

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Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy: Results from a Large Scale Behavioural Experiment and Survey in the EU

Subsector:Consumer behaviour and protection
Published:03 October, 2019
Document type:Conference Presentation

LE Divisional Director James Suter presented LE Europe’s study for the European Commission on consumer behaviour in the Circular Economy at the 2019 PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) conference on 20th September 2019 in Berlin. James explained how the findings of the study could be used by policy makers to increase consumers’ engagement in […]

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IPPR Economics Prize – Winning Entry

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:10 July, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics are delighted to announce that 7 members of our team have been awarded joint first prize in the Institute for Public Policy Research’s Economics Prize. This is the third largest prize in the economics discipline in the world, and is aimed at developing a roadmap for sustainable and inclusive growth across the United […]

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Understanding Customer Values – Behavioural Experiment Report – March 2019

Subsector:Water and sewerage
Published:6 March, 2019
Document type:Report | Survey

This study was undertaken for Yorkshire Water, as subcontractor to Aecom, to understand the values customers place on water service attributes as part of the 2019 price review process. London Economics conducted an online behavioural experiment to examine customers’ willingness to pay for service improvements and the impact of various framing treatments on customers’ valuations. […]

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Study on the Economic Impact of a Legislative Requirement for the Right to Data Portability in Singapore

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:25 February, 2019
Document type:Report

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) commissioned London Economics to conduct a study of the issues surrounding a potential data portability requirement in Singapore, including the impact on consumers, businesses and competition. LE provided a theoretical framework for understanding the economic effects of data portability and carried out a review of data portability rules in […]

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Pre-contractual Information in Retail Energy Markets – Experimental Consumer Research – October 2018

Subsector:Consumer behaviour and protection
Published:06 November, 2018
Document type:Report

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study pre-contractual information in retail energy markets. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand consumers’ decision-making, attitudes and switching behaviour, and how to improve clarity and comparability in energy prices, consumption and contractual information. The study […]

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Price and Service Transparency on Barristers’ Websites – Experimental Consumer Research – September 2018

Subsector:Consumer behaviour and protection
Published:13 September, 2018
Document type:Report

The Bar Standards Board commissioned London Economics and YouGov to study consumer behaviour and attitudes towards barristers’ price and service transparency. The study used focus groups and a behavioural experiment to understand how consumers access, assess and act on price and service information when searching for barristers’ services. The Bar Standards Board will use the […]

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Press Release – Price and Service Transparency on Barristers’ Websites – Experimental Consumer Research – September 2018

Subsector:Consumer behaviour and protection
Published:14 September, 2018
Document type:Report

The Bar Standards Board commissioned London Economics and YouGov to study consumer behaviour and attitudes towards barristers’ price and service transparency. The study used focus groups and a behavioural experiment to understand how consumers access, assess and act on price and service information when searching for barristers’ services. The Bar Standards Board will use the […]

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Online Market Segmentation – Experimental Consumer Research and Economic Valuation – August 2018

Subsector:Consumer behaviour and protection
Published:13 September, 2018
Document type:Report

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study online personalised pricing and offers and targeted advertising. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, mystery shopping, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand how e-commerce websites use consumers’ personal information, and consumers’ attitudes and behaviour when faced with personalisation online. The […]

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