Publications in: Behavioural

Using Experiments in Consumer Research

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: March, 2010
Document type:Report

Ofcom has published the report “Using experiments in consumer research” by London Economics. The work informs Ofcom about how behavioural and experimental economics can assist regulators in understanding consumer behaviour. The research implemented a controlled economic experiment which considered a number of options for improving the understanding of consumers when choosing telecommunication services funded through […]

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Road Testing of Consumer Remedies

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: July, 2009
Document type:Report

Office of Fair Trading, London, July 9, 2009.

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Behavioural Economics and Experimental Economics

Subsector:Competition
Published: October, 2008
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

This Economic Brief explains what behavioural and experimental economics are, giving examples of real world policy applications.

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Estimating Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Quality of Service in Post

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 2006
Document type:Staff publication

Crew, M.A. and Kelindorfer, P.R. (eds), Progress towards Liberalisation of the Postal and Delivery Sector, 2006. Swinand, G. and Jones, S.

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Estimation of Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Quality of Service in Post

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: June, 2005
Document type:Presentation

13th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics in Antwerp, Belgium. June 1-4, 2005.

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An Experimental Test of Design Alternatives for the British 3G / UMTS Auction

Subsector:Telecom and media
Published: January, 2002
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

In spring 2000, the British government auctioned off licences for Third Generation mobile telecommunications services. In the preparation of the auction, two designs involving each a hybrid of an English and a sealed-bid auction were suggested by the government: a discriminatory and a uniform price variant. We report an experiment on these two designs, and […]

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