Tag Archives: impact assessment

The Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of the University of Birmingham – March 2017

Sector:Education.
Client:University of Birmingham
Published:09 March, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the University of Birmingham to undertake an analysis of the university’s economic, social and cultural impact. The study considered the economic impact of teaching and learning, research activities, educational exports, as well as the direct, indirect and induced impact generated by the university and its students throughout the local, regional […]

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The Determinants of International Demand for UK Higher Education – January 2017

Sector:Education.
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published:12 January, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake an analysis of the international determinants of UK higher education enrolments. The analysis illustrates the impact of macroeconomic factors (such as a currency depreciation or overseas economic growth), institutional factors (such as UK and US fee levels) and policy […]

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The Determinants of University Selection – January 2017

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:LE Economic Brief
Published:13 January, 2017 January, 2017
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Read London Economics’ research brief on the determinants of university selection. The analysis considers the relative importance of fees and funding on the selection of universities, as well as the role of other characteristics (such as rankings). The report also highlights students’ willingness to pay for different university attributes.

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

Sector:Education.
Client:Cardiff University
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

Sector:Education.
Client:Cardiff University
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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Evaluation of the Functioning of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – October 2016

Sector:
Client:European Investment Bank
Published: October, 2016
Document type:Report

LE assisted the EIB evaluation team with the evaluation of the functioning of the EFSI. The key conclusions of the evaluation are that the fund is on track in terms of approvals in view of its target of mobilising EUR 315 billion of total investment in the real economy, but is lagging behind in terms […]

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Estimating the Impact of Publicly Funded Training on Industry and Firm-level Outcomes – May 2016

Sector:Education.
Client:Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Published:12 May, 2016
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to undertake an analysis of the impact of publicly funded training on industry-level and firm-level outcomes. To undertake the analysis, researchers at London Economics first matched the Individualised Learner Record, EDS ‘Blue Sheep’ data, and the Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR), and then […]

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

Sector:Aerospace.
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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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University – October 2015

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Client:Cardiff University
Published: October, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics undertook an in-depth economic impact analysis on behalf of Cardiff University. The analysis considered the economic  and social impact  of the university on the UK economy covering teaching and learning activities, research, the direct, indirect and  induced effect associated with the university’s physical footprint, as well as its contribution to exports arising from […]

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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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The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Young People – March 2015

Sector:
Client:Low Pay Commission
Published:18 March, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics were asked by the Low Pay Commission to undertake an analysis of the impact of the recent slowdown and freeze in the national minimum wage on young people’s earnings and employment outcomes.

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The Earnings and Employment Returns to A Levels – March 2015

Sector:Education.
Client:Department for Education
Published:22 March, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education to analyse the returns to A levels. The core results indicated that compared to GCSEs/O levels, there are strong positive wage returns to A levels – irrespective of whether the individual goes on to complete further or higher qualifications. The full report is available here.

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GSA GNSS Market Report 2015 (Issue 4) – March 2015

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:The European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Published:25 March, 2015
Document type:Report

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published the fourth Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) Market Report. This fourth issue of the GSA’s annual report on the global GNSS market is based on an advanced forecasting model (the Market Monitoring and Forecasting Tool) developed and implemented by London Economics, in collaboration with our partners (Helios, VVA, […]

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Higher Education Fees and Funding Reforms in England: What is the Breakeven RAB Charge for the Treasury?

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published:12 March, 2014
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

London Economics’ Research Brief considers the costs of the higher education fees and funding reforms in England. In this analysis, the term “break-even” refers to the point at which the estimated costs to the Treasury resulting from the 2012-13 higher education reforms have the same long run economic cost as the fees and funding system […]

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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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Survival or Relegation? The Impact of a Managerial Change in the Premier League

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

London Economics calculates the economic impact of a managerial change in the Premier League. The research is one of the first studies ever to accurately quantify the impact of manager changes in football. The analysis concentrates on the impact over 10 games and, crucially, it accounts for other factors that are likely to affect team […]

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The Economic and Societal Benefits Deriving from the Presence of Hyundai and Kia in Europe (update)

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Hyundai Motor Company
Published: December, 2013
Document type:Report

London Economics published updated figures on the contribution of Hyundai and Kia to the European economy. The key findings are: Almost 317,000 people owe their jobs to the presence of Hyundai and Kia in the European Union Hyundai and Kia contributed €2.1 billion in taxes and duties to European governments in 2012 The majority of […]

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Impact on Competition and Social Welfare of the Proposed ElecLink Interconnector Between Great Britain and France

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Client:Ofgem and CRE
Published: November, 2013
Document type:Report

Ofgem and CRE commissioned London Economics to review and assess the modelling, assumptions and estimated impacts on the electricity market and electricity users of a interconnector between France and Great Britain proposed by ElecLink. The summary of the report can be downloaded in English above and in French at http://www.cre.fr/documents/consultations-publiques.

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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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GSA Releases 2013 Sat Nav Market Report (Issue 3)

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:The European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Published: October, 2013
Document type:Report

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published the third Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) Market Report. This third issue of the GSA’s annual report on the global GNSS market is based on an advanced forecasting model (the Market Monitoring and Forecasting Tool) developed and implemented by London Economics.

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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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The Economic and Social Benefits Associated with Further Education and Skills: Learning for Those Not in Employment

Sector:Education.
Client:Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Published: August, 2013
Document type:Report

The study provides a detailed analysis of the benefits associated with Further Education and Skills for learners not in employment. The findings in this report are based on a telephone survey of 1,955 learners not in employment who received or completed their learning in 2011/12. In addition to focusing on the wider benefits associated with learning and […]

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A Critical Path to Securing the Future of Higher Education in England

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: June, 2013
Document type:Report

Following the significant changes to higher education fees and funding arrangements, the IPPR commissioned London Economics to undertake a range of modelling to assess the resource flows occurring between the Exchequer, Higher Education Institutions and students/graduates. Ensuring fiscal neutrality to the Exchequer at all times, the modelling demonstrates the outcomes associated with a reduction in […]

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Space Economy: Indicators and Economic Studies

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2013
Document type:Presentation

Presentation (on invitation) to the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Space Economy Technical Committee, held in Paris on 19th March 2013. The requested focus of the presentation is on the methodology and indicators employed in selected examples of our research in the field of the Space economics, March 19, 2013.

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Are the Changes to Higher Education Funding in England Cost-effective? – Report

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: February, 2013
Document type:Report

In association with million+, London Economics published the second Behind the Headlines report today identifying the expected economic costs and benefits associated with the changes to higher education fees and funding that took place in 2012/13. Alongside the full report, a summary of the document is also available.

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Are the Changes to Higher Education Funding in England Cost-effective? – Press Release

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: February, 2013
Document type:

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A Disaggregated Analysis of the Long Run Impact of Vocational Qualifications

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: February, 2013
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to undertake an assessment of the long term effect of vocational education and training on labour market outcomes. We combined information from the Individual Learner Record (ILR) between 2002/03 and 2005/06 on learner attainment, detailed earnings information (between 2003/04 and 2009/10) and employment […]

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The Economic and Societal Benefits of Deriving from the Presence of Hyundai and Kia in Europe

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:N/A
Published: February, 2013
Document type:Report

The study highlights the contribution of Hyundai and Kia, two of the most successful car manufacturers operating in Europe, in a number of dimensions, namely: the contribution to employment and GDP; training and development of the labour force; the contribution to European R&D and innovation; the contribution to the development of the automotive supply chain […]

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An Exploratory Evaluation of the Next Step Service

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: November, 2012
Document type:Report

The Next Step service is a nationally branded careers and skills advice service that is available free to adults in England aged 19 and over irrespective of their prior skills, qualifications and employment status. Since April 2012, Next Step has been rebranded as the National Careers Service. We merged Next Step administrative data with information […]

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Economic Impact Assessments of Proposals for Computer Trading

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: September, 2012
Document type:Report

The report provides an evidence-based analysis of a number of proposals targeted at computer trading within financial markets, with some of these measures having been included in the European Commission’s proposal for a revised Directive on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II). These measures include: increasing tick sizes and introducing control by regulators of algorithms, […]

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Socio-economic Impacts – Evaluation of Norwegian Space Programs (with PwC)

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)
Published:5 July, 2012
Document type:Report

An independent socio-economic impact assessment of Norway’s participation in the European Space Agency (ESA) and National Support Funds. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) was employed based on EC impact assessment guidelines, established economic principles and international best practice (e.g. UK government HM Treasury’s Green Book). Quantified additive benefits comprise wages/salaries (income tax, value added tax, retailer sales […]

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GSA Releases 2012 Sat Nav Market Report

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:The European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Published: May, 2012
Document type:Report

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published the second Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) Market Report. This second issue of the GSA’s annual report on the global GNSS market is based on an advanced forecasting model (the Market Monitoring and Forecasting Tool) developed and implemented by London Economics.

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Regulation on the Approval and Market Surveillance of Two- or Three-wheeled Vehicles and Quadricycles

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:European Parliament
Published: February, 2012
Document type:Report

This study is a three-part impact assessment of amendments proposed by the IMCO Committee to three measures contained in the European Commission’s proposal for a “Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheeled vehicles and quadricycles”. The first part concerns the fitting of an anti-lock braking system (ABS), the second part concerns […]

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McDonald’s Economic Footprint in Europe

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:N/A
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

This report examines McDonald’s economic footprint in Europe in terms of contribution to GDP growth, raw material sourcing, job creation and business opportunities via its franchising model. The analysis shows that McDonald’s continued to grow throughout the recession of 2007-09 and its growth has consistently exceeded EU GDP growth as well as the growth of […]

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Economic Benefits of an Internet Domain for Wales

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Nominet
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

The report forms part of a 2-part study focused on the potential economic benefits that would arise from the introduction of sub-national, geographically specific top-level domains (“geo-TLDs”) in London and Wales. The study explores the transmission channels for possible economic costs and benefits based on a review of current research, a consultation with industry associations, […]

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Study on the Costs and Benefits of Different Policy Options for Mortgage Credit

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2011
Document type:Report

The costs and benefits of potential changes in the following four mortgage policy areas are considered in the study, which was published by the European Commission on 31 March 2011: pre-contractual information, the definition of the annual percentage rate of charge, early repayment and responsible lending and borrowing. The approach to assessing the costs and […]

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The Contribution of Insurance Brokers to the UK Economy

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2011
Document type:Report

The market for insurance products, like many other markets, is characterised by imperfect information by each party to the transaction, significant search costs to find the “best” deal, and asymmetric bargaining power. The report shows that insurance brokers play a key role in the marketplace by identifying the risks faced by clients, reducing insurance distribution […]

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Evaluation of OFT Competition Advocacy

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Office of Fair Trading
Published: April, 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the impact of the OFT competition advocacy interventions. A survey of government officials illustrates that competition advocacy is valued by those receiving the advice, often resulting in changes to delivery and, in cases, to the very objectives of the policy. The report also explores, with the […]

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Launch of Centre for Vocational Education Research – 24 March 2015

Sector:Education.
Client:Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Published:24 March,
Document type:

London Economics are delighted to be announced as a co-contributor to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills funded Centre for Vocational Education Research. Download details of the launch of the event here.

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