Publications

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

Sector:Education
Client:University of Birmingham
Published: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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Study on the Functioning of the Retail Electricity Markets for Consumers in the EU – February 2017

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business
Client:EC DG Justice and Consumers
Published:February, 2017
Document type:Report

The 2nd Electricity Market Study investigated electricity market functioning for consumers in the EU, Iceland and Norway. It assessed how market performance has developed since the 1st electricity market study conducted in 2010, and the extent to which consumers have the necessary tools to make rational and empowered choices. Its findings offer a clear insight […]

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

Sector:Education
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published: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: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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Facilitating Cross Border Data Flow in the Digital Single Market – January 2017

Sector:Public Policy
Client:EC DG Connect
Published:January, 2017
Document type:Report

Unnecessary requirements to maintain control over the location where data and documents physically reside are an obstacle to the free flow of data within the Single Market. LE investigated the restrictions to the free flow of data across borders within the European Union, concentrating on 8 member states. The study found that legal restrictions of […]

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The Use of Behavioural Insights in Consumer Policy – January 2017

Sector:Public Policy
Client:OECD
Published:January, 2017
Document type:Report

The OECD has published its report on the use of Behavioural Economics in Consumer Policy. The report is informed by discussion at the OECD’s Behavioural Economics Roundtable, at which LE’s Dr Charlotte Duke was an invited speaker on her experience in using behavioural economics to test and design consumer policy.

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Development of the Scottish Space Industry – December 2016

Sector:Aerospace
Client:Scottish Enterprise
Published:December, 2016
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Scottish Enterprise commissioned London Economics to support their work to develop the Scottish space industry. The objective of the study was to answer two key questions: Where is the Scottish space economy at present: in an absolute sense; and in comparison with the UK and global space economy? Where could, and should, the Scottish space […]

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Stakeholder Engagement on Complex and Long-run Issues in the Energy and Water Sectors – November 2016

Sector:Aerospace
Client:Sustainability First
Published:November, 2016
Document type:Report

This paper for Sustainability First explores how different research approaches for engaging individual consumers can help uncover long-term public interest in complex areas. The paper covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and includes behavioural experiments to test consumer responses to alternative interventions. The paper is of use to public interest advocates and energy and water […]

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Annual Report on European SMEs 2015/16 – November 2016

Sector:Public Policy
Client:EC DG Growth
Published:November, 2016
Document type:Report

The 2015/16 SME Annual Report prepared by London Economics as part of the 2016 SME Performance Review (undertaken by a consortium comprising Carsa, DIW, DIW econ, Innova, London Economics and PwC) shows that in 2015 in the EU28 SMEs as a group have experienced growth in value added, employment and the number of enterprises. In […]

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Insolvencies and SMEs: the Role of Second Chance, Special Study, SME PERFORMANCE REVIEW 2015/16 – November 2016

Sector:Public Policy
Client:EC DG Growth
Published:November, 2016
Document type:Report

This companion study to the 2015/15 Annual Report on SMEs provides 1) a literature review of recent studies focusing on the determinants and impacts of SME bankruptcies and the economic impact of various characteristics of a bankruptcy regime; 2) a number of case studies on the issues faced by entrepreneurs when they went bankrupt or […]

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