Publications

Counting the Cost of the Augar Review – July 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:N/A
Published:July, 2019
Document type:Presentation

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics undertook a detailed analysis of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in the UK) and EU-domiciled students […]

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Assessing the Economic Returns to Level 4 and 5 STEM-based Qualifications – July 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Gatsby Foundation
Published:July, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Gatsby Foundation to undertake an assessment of the net graduate premium and net Exchequer benefit associated with Higher Technical Education qualifications at Level 4 and Level 5. For full-time students, the analysis suggests that the net benefits to students undertaking specific STEM-based qualifications at Level 4/5 are substantial (and […]

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IPPR Economics Prize – Winning Entry

Sector:Public Policy
Client:Institute for Public Policy Research
Published:July, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics are delighted to announce that 7 members of our team have been awarded joint first prize in the Institute for Public Policy Research’s Economics Prize. This is the third largest prize in the economics discipline in the world, and is aimed at developing a roadmap for sustainable and inclusive growth across the United […]

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Assessing the Impact of the Augur Review – on the Exchequer, Higher Education Institutions, Students and Graduates

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Universities UK
Published:June, 2019
Document type:Report

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics were commissioned by Universities UK to estimate the impact of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in […]

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BBC Radio 4 – The University Time Bomb – March 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:BBC Radio 4
Published:April, 2019
Document type:Presentation

London Economics recently contributed to the BBC Radio 4 series The Great University Time Bomb. The two-part series hosted by Branwen Jeffreys addressed the many financial issues currently facing the higher education sector ahead of the Augar Review of higher education fees and funding and the Office for National Statistics assessment of student loan accounting treatment. Episode 1 […]

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Independent Assessment of the Open Data Institute’s Work on Data Trusts and on the Concept of Data Trusts – April 2019

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business
Client:Open Data Institute
Published:April, 2019
Document type:LE publication

As part of the ODI’s work on data trusts, LE provided an external assessment of the concept of data trusts, focusing on their economic function. The rationale for government support for data trusts as new a data sharing mechanism is framed in terms of their contribution to productivity, and development of AI and data-driven innovation […]

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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: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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Understanding Customer Values – Behavioural Experiment Report – March 2019

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:Yorkshire Water
Published:March, 2019
Document type:Report | Survey

This study was undertaken for Yorkshire Water, as subcontractor to Aecom, to understand the values customers place on water service attributes as part of the 2019 price review process. London Economics conducted an online behavioural experiment to examine customers’ willingness to pay for service improvements and the impact of various framing treatments on customers’ valuations. […]

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Fees, Funding and Fairness – Understanding and Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:AdvanceHE
Published:March, 2019
Document type:Presentation

In light of the Augar Review, London Economics were asked by AdvanceHE to present an analysis of the main issues affecting higher education fees and funding. The analysis presents some estimates of the potential impact associated with a reduction in the tuition fee level (to £7,500) as well as the reintroduction of maintenance grants.  We […]

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Wonkhe Podcast on Higher Education

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:N/A
Published:March, 2019
Document type:Presentation

Listen to London Economics discussing the implications for higher education of the March 2019 OBR Fiscal Outlook and Spring Statement, university accommodation, essay mills and HESA Data Futures: Data, housing, funding and cheating  

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