Publications in: Public Policy

The Use of Behavioural Insights in Consumer Policy – January 2017

Subsector:NGOs and consumer advocacy
Published:25 January, 2017
Document type:Report

The OECD has published its report on the use of Behavioural Economics in Consumer Policy. The report is informed by discussion at the OECD’s Behavioural Economics Roundtable, at which LE’s Dr Charlotte Duke was an invited speaker on her experience in using behavioural economics to test and design consumer policy.

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Annual Report on European SMEs 2015/16 – November 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:24 November, 2016
Document type:Report

The 2015/16 SME Annual Report prepared by London Economics as part of the 2016 SME Performance Review (undertaken by a consortium comprising Carsa, DIW, DIW econ, Innova, London Economics and PwC) shows that in 2015 in the EU28 SMEs as a group have experienced growth in value added, employment and the number of enterprises. In […]

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Consumer Vulnerability Across Key Markets in the EU: Animated Infographic – November 2016

Subsector:Consumer behaviour
Published:21 November, 2016
Document type:Presentation

Following the publication of London Economics’ study into consumer vulnerability across the EU for DG Justice and Consumers, the European Commission has released an animated infographic which presents the key findings of the study, including the varying impact of vulnerability drivers across key markets.

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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University in 2014-15 – Press Release – November 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:28 November, 2016
Document type:

London Economics were commissioned by Cardiff University to undertake an analysis of the university’s economic and social impact. The Press Release issued by Cardiff University can be accessed on the link above.

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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University in 2014-15 – Full Report – November 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:28 November, 2016
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by Cardiff University to undertake an analysis of the university’s economic and social impact. The full report assessing the economic impact of teaching and learning, research, education exports, and the direct, indirect and induced impact generated by Cardiff University can be accessed on the link above.

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Stakeholder Engagement on Complex and Long-run Issues in the Energy and Water Sectors – November 2016

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published:14 November, 2016
Document type:Report

This paper for Sustainability First explores how different research approaches for engaging individual consumers can help uncover long-term public interest in complex areas. The paper covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and includes behavioural experiments to test consumer responses to alternative interventions. The paper is of use to public interest advocates and energy and water […]

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Insolvencies and SMEs: the Role of Second Chance, Special Study, SME PERFORMANCE REVIEW 2015/16 – November 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:24 November, 2016
Document type:Report

This companion study to the 2015/15 Annual Report on SMEs provides 1) a literature review of recent studies focusing on the determinants and impacts of SME bankruptcies and the economic impact of various characteristics of a bankruptcy regime; 2) a number of case studies on the issues faced by entrepreneurs when they went bankrupt or […]

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The Social Value of the Post Office Network – November 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: November, 2016
Document type:Report | Survey

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IPID Consumer Testing and Design Work – August 2016

Subsector:Consumer behaviour and protection
Published:01 August, 2016
Document type:Report

EIOPA commissioned a consortium consisting of LE Europe, Ipsos MORI and Academy Design Partners to undertake consumer testing on the design of a standardised presentation format of an Insurance Product Information Document (IPID). The findings of the consumer testing, as presented in this report, were intended to assist EIOPA to reach a view on the […]

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Economic Analysis of Higher Education Fees and Funding in the Health Professions – June 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:08 June, 2016
Document type:

Following the publication of the recent report on behalf of UNISON and the National Union of Students (here), we have added a short note providing some additional discussion relating to the modelling undertaken and evidence underpinning the analysis. The note is available on the link above.

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