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Updated Constituency-level Data on the Benefits and Costs of International Students

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to assess the benefits and costs of international higher education (HE) students to the UK economy in 2021-22 based on the new UK parliamentary constituency boundaries, building on our previous work which used the previous boundaries (see here). The new […]

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The Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of the University of Birmingham

London Economics were commissioned to assess the economic, social and cultural impact of the University of Birmingham to the United Kingdom. The total economic impact on the UK economy associated with the University of Birmingham’s activities in the 2021-22 academic year was estimated at approximately £4.4 billion. Of this total: The University of Birmingham’s research […]

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Staying on Course: The Vital Role of GPS Backup Systems

Incidents of GPS disruption lasting 24 hours or more at Dallas Fort Worth and Denver International Airport in 2022 caused no observable impact but provoked discourse – alternative methods of navigation are a necessity where essential procedures rely on GPS. Backup systems at both airports salvaged operations and maintained service in the absence of the […]

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Deposit Return Schemes for Homo-economicus | Behavioural Economics in Focus Issue 5

Deposit Return Schemes for homo-economicus The European Parliament in April this year adopted new measures to make packaging more sustainable and reduce packaging waste in the EU.[i] As part of these new rules, by 2029 Member States are required to introduce deposit return systems for plastic and metal beverage containers. The UK Government, Welsh Government, […]

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Assessing the Costs of Removing Undergraduate Tuition Fees Across the UK

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to assess the impact on the Exchequer, students/graduates, and higher education institutions of introducing free tuition fees for undergraduate students across the UK. This involves the removal of fees for all UK domiciled students studying anywhere in the UK, and a corresponding increase in public […]

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