Publications in: Regulatory economics

Consumer Information on Broadband Speed and Net Neutrality Experiment

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

Ofcom has published the report by London Economics “Consumer information on Broadband Net Neutrality”. This study uses an economic experiment and behavioural economics to test the impact on consumers’ internet package choice of how information about packages is presented. Participants in the experiment were faced with different information frames, including the use of colour coding […]

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Review of Company Surveys of Consumer Willingness to Pay to Reduce the Impacts of Transmission Infrastructure on Visual Amenity

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: October, 2011
Document type:Report

In the context of potential measures to reduce the visual amenity impacts of existing transmission infrastructure, this London Economics study for Ofgem provides a critical review of willingness to pay evidence provided to Ofgem by the transmission operators. The first step of the review involved determining a current best practice model for WTP studies assessing […]

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Experimental Study on Non-geographic Calls

Subsector:Telecom and media
Published: September, 2011
Document type:Report

Ofcom has published the report by London Economics Experimental work on potential interventions in relation to non-geographic calls. The study uses economic experiments to investigate call price transparency for non-geographic phone numbers such as Directory Enquiries and customer support lines, and tests alternative regulatory interventions to improve price transparency to help consumers make more informed […]

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Study on Consumers’ Postal Practices and Socio-economic Needs in Terms of the Quality and Provision of the Priority Postal Service

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: June, 2011
Document type:Report

The study focuses on the postal practices and needs of households and businesses, especially SMEs. The first part of the study examines the extent to which the postal service is important to users, the users’ knowledge of postal products, their current postal practices, their sensitivity to the time it takes for a postal product to […]

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Dynamic Modelling of Transmission Systems: Costs of Seasonal-zonal Transmission Loss Factor Charging and the Impact of Large-scale Offshore Wind

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: June, 2011
Document type:Presentation

2nd forum on Economics of Marine Renewable Energy, HMRC UCC, June 2011.

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Quality of Services and Consumers’ Needs: Recent Evidence from France

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: June, 2011
Document type:Presentation

19th CPDE, CRRI, Jersey, June 2011.

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Reform in the Australian Urban Water Sector: the Productivity Commission Inquiry

Subsector:Water and sewerage
Published: April, 2011
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

This Economic Brief by London Economics, reviews the interim report of the Australian Productivity Commission inquiry into the urban water sector in Australia and compares their propoals for water reform with the reform proposals being debated in the UK.

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Digital Radio Switchover: Willingness to Pay and Consumer Behaviour Research

Subsector:Telecom and media
Published: April, 2011
Document type:Report

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published the report Digital Radio Switchover: Willingness to Pay and Consumer Behaviour Research by London Economics in association with YouGov. The study assesses consumers’ willingness to pay for the various attributes of digital radio through a choice experiment, and examines consumers’ attitudes towards radio and the costs […]

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Measuring Consumer Detriment from Postal Quality-Price Misperceptions in France

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: February, 2011
Document type:Presentation

CCRP workshop, Aston University, Birmingham, February 2011.

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The Functioning of Retail Electricity Markets in the European Union

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: November, 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics, in cooperation with Ipsos, IBF Consulting and CRIOC, were commissioned by the EC DG Health and Consumers (SANCO) to examine the functioning of retail electricity markets in the European Union. Based on consumer surveys, stakeholder surveys and mystery shopping exercises carried out in the 27 Member States, the study shows that, although consumers […]

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