Tag Archives: behavioural economics

Behavioural Study on the Digitalisation of the Marketing and Distance Selling of Retail Financial Services – April 2019

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:European Commission – Consumers Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)
Published:10 April, 2019
Document type:Report

The study looked into the impacts on consumers of practices used by providers of retail financial services when marketing and selling their products online. Moreover, it suggested ways to improve how consumers are informed when looking to obtain financial products, such as consumer credit or bank accounts, on the internet. Some of the main findings: […]

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Future Options for Managing Customer Demand for Water – March 2019

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:Yorkshire Water
Published:21 March, 2019
Document type:Report

Yorkshire Water commissioned London Economics to write a paper on interventions to manage water demand with a special focus on interventions which use behavioural economics. The paper also assessed the effectiveness of temporary use bans (TUBs), commonly known as ‘hosepipe bans’, which must be introduced in times of severe droughts. A rapid evidence assessment of […]

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Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy – October 2018

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:European Commission – Consumers Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)
Published:23 October, 2018
Document type:Report

The objective of this study was to provide policy-relevant insights on consumers’ engagement in the circular economy. The study involved several research tasks including a literature review across all EU countries as well as third countries, stakeholder interviews, consumer focus groups in 4 EU countries, an online consumer survey in 12 EU countries and an […]

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Reducing Roadside Litter Using Randomised Controlled Trials – June 2018

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:Department for Transport
Published:27 June, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics produced a guide for conducting and evaluating randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for anti-littering actions on roads for the Department for Transport. The guide sets out, step-by-step, how to design, set up and implement a randomised controlled trial, as well as how to measure its success, focusing on the context of measures to reduce […]

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Study on Consumers’ Decision-making in Insurance Services: A Behavioural Economics Perspective – November 2017

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:EC DG Justice and Consumers
Published:7 November, 2017
Document type:

This study focused on consumers’ decision-making in the non-life insurance market when purchasing domestically and cross-border. It tested ways to help consumers make better decisions using a behavioural experiment, collected complementary data on the supply side of the market, and examined potential savings consumers could make.

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