Tag Archives: ex-ante evaluation

Return from Public Space Investments: An Initial Analysis of Evidence – November 2015

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published:12 November, 2015
Document type:Report

To support the ongoing development of an evidence-based framework for evaluation and appraisal of their funding and activities, the UK Space Agency commissioned London Economics to conduct an assessment of the evidence on the returns to public investments in the space sector. This report presents the findings of this exercise. Note: Some confidential information obtained […]

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Smart Single Market Regulation – September 2015

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:European Parliament
Published:29 September, 2015
Document type:Report

This study proposes a consolidated governance system that would serve as a tool for smart Single Market regulation toward 2020 and beyond. It outlines areas for improvement in Single Market regulation through the adoption of performance-based policy concepts; and reviews the scope for making better use of the Single Market governance tools to improve the […]

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Google Lunar XPRIZE Market Study 2014: Media Summary – August 2015

Sector:Space.
Client:XPRIZE Foundation
Published: August, 2015
Document type:Report

This follow‐on study completed by London Economics on behalf of the XPRIZE Foundation builds on the insights developed through the Google Lunar XPRIZE Market Study 2013, digging deeper into the consolidated quantitative market demand and opportunity valuations, providing an updated, improved and more in‐depth analysis of the market opportunities addressable by teams competing in the […]

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Behavioural Economics in Retail Financial Services: Training Workshop, 30th September 2014, Central London

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:N/A
Published:19 August, 2014
Document type:

The London Economics’ Behavioural and Financial Services teams will provide a training workshop on the application of behavioural economics to retail finance. The course will address: The underlying principles of behavioural economics; Regulators’ understanding and use of behavioural economics; How behavioural economics is applied in retail financial services ; and, how to design, apply and […]

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Study on the Impact of the EU Energy Label – and Potential Changes to It – on Consumer Understanding and Purchase Decisions – August 2014

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:EC DG Energy
Published:19 August, 2014
Document type:Report

As part of the review of the EU Directive on Energy Labels, the European Commission engaged London Economics to undertake a behavioural study on consumer understanding and purchasing decisions, of the current EU energy label and potential changes to it. Interim findings were presented to the 3rd Stakeholder meeting on the Evaluation of the Energy […]

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Impact of EU Ban on Higher Nicotine E-Cigarettes on Tobacco Smoking

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Electronic Cigarettes Ltd
Published:25 February, 2014
Document type:

The proposed ban compromises e-cigarettes’ role in supporting smoke cessation and is forecast to lead to 210,000 fewer successful quitters each year across the EU. E-cigarettes’ role in smoke reduction is also affected and a 0.8% increase in tobacco smoking or the equivalent of an extra 9.6 million cigarettes being smoked each day across the […]

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Impacts of Second Level Domain Registration (SLDR) in the .uk Domain Space

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Nominet
Published: November, 2013
Document type:Report

London Economics advised Nominet, the UK domain name registry, on the potential direct and indirect impacts of introducing of second-level (“.uk”) domain name registration in the UK. We advised Nominet on impacts as the form of their proposal changed in response to inputs from stakeholders. We used existing data and evidence sources to qualitatively describe […]

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Performance-based Full Policy Cycle for the Digital Single Market

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:European Parliament
Published: October, 2013
Document type:Report

A benchmarking exercise of a number of Digital Single Market policy initiatives recently proposed by the European Commission against the performance-based policy model shows that the current policy development and assessment process could be improved markedly by following the performance-based policy model set out in the present study.

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Implications of the European Commission’s Proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation for Business

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:N/A
Published: October, 2013
Document type:Presentation

Uncertainty about the final shape of the new EU Data Protection Regulation does not mask one fact – they will change how every organisation has to deal with personal information and the cost base and risk factors involved. Whether through the impact of new consent requirements or the need to employ a Data Protection Officer, […]

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Performance-based Full Policy Cycle for the Digital Single Market

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:European Parliament
Published: October, 2013
Document type:Report

A benchmarking exercise of a number of Digital Single Market policy initiatives recently proposed by the European Commission against the performance-based policy model shows that the current policy development and assessment process could be improved markedly by following the performance-based policy model set out in the present study. The key features of a performance-based full […]

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Google Lunar XPRIZE Market Study 2013: Media Summary

Sector:Space.
Client:XPRIZE Foundation
Published: October, 2013
Document type:Report

A recent Market Study completed by London Economics on behalf of the XPRIZE Foundation estimates the value of the overall commercial market opportunities addressable by Google Lunar XPRIZE teams to be between US$1.1-2.7 billion in the 10 years directly following the competition (and US$ 3.1-9.7 billion over the 25 year longer term) in a newly […]

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A European Single Point of Contact

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:European Parliament
Published: July, 2013
Document type:Report

This research study for the European Parliament discusses the features and value added of a European single point of contact. The large number of European level online services combined with an extensive range of services at national level generates complexity in identification of the most appropriate services, and in understanding their different competencies. Such complexity […]

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Implications of the European Commission’s Proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation for Business

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Information Commissioner’s Office
Published: May, 2013
Document type:Report

London Economics undertook a review of the costs and benefits of proposed European data protection policies for UK businesses. The study developed a framework for assessing costs and benefits of the proposed measures, reviewed existing evidence and used a survey of data protection professionals in the UK to quantify the expected impact of the proposals. […]

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Research on EU Product Labelling

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:EC DG Energy
Published: December, 2012
Document type:Report

This study by London Economics, Ipsos MORI and AEA investigated the possibility of creating a product label which provides consumers with information about the environmental lifecycle performance of products (televisions, washing machines and light bulbs). The information may be added to the current EU Energy Efficiency label. Pan-European behavioural experiments  were used in conjunction with […]

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Impacts of DLA on Working Age People in Wales

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

The UK Government is currently in the process of introducing reforms to Disability Living Allowance (DLA). DLA will be replaced by a similar benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This study for the Welsh Government aims to assess the potential impacts of the change as they relate to working age adults in Wales. It first […]

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Impacts of AA and DLA on Older People in Wales

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

This study draws on official data sources and on stakeholder consultations to review the current take‐up and use of income from two disability related benefits – Attendance Allowance (AA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – and explores links with the demand for social care.  The research then uses this information to develop projections of the […]

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The Fiscal Impact of the Jackson Proposals: the Case of Employers’ Liability

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Thompson Solicitors
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

The report estimates the fiscal impact of the Jackson Proposals for the reform of personal injury litigation funding arrangements on revenues and expenditures of government and public bodies. Based on survey data collected during Lord Justice Jackson’s investigation, we estimate the effect of the proposed measures on the volume of cases and the success fees […]

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Experimental Study on Non-geographic Calls

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Ofcom
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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Review of Respite Care in Wales

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: March, 2011
Document type:Report

This review for the Welsh Assembly Government presents data on the volume and spend on publicly funded respite care services in Wales for both adults and children/young people, reports on consultations with carers, and makes a number of policy recommendations to the Welsh Assembly Government. The recommendations form the basis of a public consultation by […]

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Economic Impacts of Increased Flexibility and Liberalisation in European Spectrum Management

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:N/A
Published: April, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by a group of European communications sector companies to carry out an independent review of the available evidence examining the costs and benefits of greater flexibility in the use of radio spectrum. This report sets out the findings of that review and is based on existing studies that examine the actual […]

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Impact Assessment of Implementing GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) – Trade Effects

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:EC DG Enterprise and Industry
Published: May, 2006
Document type:Report

In July 2003, the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) was formally adopted by the UN ECOSOC. Its aim is to bring together the major world classification and labelling (C&L) systems of chemicals (substances and preparations/mixtures) into a single new system. This part of the impact assessment provides empirical evidence on […]

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The Impact of Size-based Pricing on Mail Users

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Postwatch
Published: July, 2004
Document type:Report

This report presents the results of London Economics’ study for Postwatch concerning the impact of the change to size based pricing (SBP) proposed by Royal Mail in August 2003. The proposal represents a major change to Royal Mail’s pricing structure and would affect most postal users to varying degrees. The proposed price changes vary greatly […]

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Empirical Analysis of Further Liberalisation in Norway

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:N/A
Published: June, 2004
Document type:Presentation

12th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics. Cork, Ireland. June 2-5, 2004.

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Study of the Consequences of Further Liberalisation of the Postal Market in Norway

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Ministry of Transport and Communications of Norway
Published: December, 2003
Document type:Report

This Report for the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications provides consultancy advice on the consequences of further liberalisation of the postal market in Norway. The study evaluates the impact of postal liberalisation, based on qualitative analysis and quantitative modelling. Under each of the models, we assess the impacts on liberation across various scenarios, ranging […]

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Polarisation and Financial Services Intermediary Regulation

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: July, 2000
Document type:Report

The report to the FSA studies the economic effects of a range of possible options for changes to the polarisation regime.

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