Publications in: Regulatory economics

Modelling EU Electricity Market Competition Using the Residual Supply Index

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: October, 2010
Document type:Staff publication

Swinand, G., Scully, D., Ffoulkes S. and Kessler, B The Electricity Journal, Vol 23, Issue 9, November 2010, Pages 41-50.

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Small Business Cost of Capital

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

This report estimates the cost of capital for small independent gas transport (IGT)companies. The report was submitted to Ofgem as part of their consultation on the cost of capital for the legacy IGT sector in the UK as part of their normal 5-year review. London Economics has estimated the weighted-average cost of capital (WACC) for […]

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Consumer Switching Experimental Economics Research

Subsector:Telecom and media
Published: September, 2010
Document type:Report

This study completed for Ofcom reports the results of an economic experiment that investigates different features of switching processes for consumers in the market for communication services. The economic experiment tests the impact of two main forms of switching process, Gaining Provider Led Processes (GPLPs) and Losing Provider Led Processes (LPLPs) on a set of […]

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Economic Feasibility of Coupling Offshore with Large-scale Storage Hydro in Ireland – A Preliminary Investigation

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: April, 2010
Document type:Presentation

Economics of Ocean and Marine Energy Symposium, UCC, HMRC, April 21, 2010.

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Competition in Upstream Sewage and Sludge Markets

Subsector:Water and sewerage
Published: March, 2010
Document type:Report

This research provides Ofwat with an independent assessment of the level of ‘in-the-market’ competition that already exists in the upstream sewage and sludge sector in England and Wales; an assessment of the scope for increasing competition in the sewage and sludge markets; and some options for further developing upstream competition in sewage and sludge markets.

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Using Experiments in Consumer Research

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

Ofcom has published the report “Using experiments in consumer research” by London Economics. The work informs Ofcom about how behavioural and experimental economics can assist regulators in understanding consumer behaviour. The research implemented a controlled economic experiment which considered a number of options for improving the understanding of consumers when choosing telecommunication services funded through […]

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Estimating the Impact of Access Conditions on Service Quality in Post

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 2010
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

In this Working Paper, London Economics uses data on the speed of delivery for international letter post to estimate the impact of access conditions on quality in the postal sector.

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Innovation in the Water Industry in England and Wales

Subsector:Water and sewerage
Published: February, 2009
Document type:Report

As part of the independent Cave Review of competition and innovation in water markets, London Economics undertook a benchmarking exercise of innovation across all water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. The work also provides international comparisons of innovation,, and assesses the barriers to innovation and how these may be addressed.  

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The Theory and Practice of Setting the X-factor in Postal Pricing

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 2009
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

This London Economics Working Paper reviews the theory and practice of setting the X-factor in postal price regulation.

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Analysis of the Regulatory Environment Facing the Owners of London Heathrow

Subsector:Transport
Published: June, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics recently completed an analysis of the regulatory environment facing the owners of London Heathrow on behalf of London First. The report was launched by the Secretary of State for Transport – Ruth Kelly – on the 25th June 2008.

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