Publications in: Competition Economics

Research and Analysis to Quantify the Benefits Arising from Personal Data Rights Under the GDPR – August 2017

Published: 07 August, 2017

The act of disclosing personal data typically takes place in an environment of incomplete and asymmetric information. This explains the crucial role of consumer confidence in enabling transactions that involve the disclosure of personal data. LE’s study for DCMS investigates the benefits of new individual rights introduced by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]

Competition and Collaboration in UK Payment Systems – November 2014

Published: November, 2014

The report focuses on UK payment systems, with a particular focus on interbank payment systems.  It analyses the conditions for competition at different levels of the payments supply chain as well as the motivations, merits and potential drawbacks of collaboration among market participants.

Economic Analysis of Merger in Hong Kong Mobile Telephony Sector – May 2014

Published: 05 May, 2014

This final report considers the likely competition effects in Hong Kong telecommunications markets of the proposed acquisition of CSL New World Mobility Limited (CSLNWM) by HKT Limited. We assess whether there is likely to be a substantial lessening of competition (SLC) as a result of the merger; whether there are benefits to the public that […]

The Impact of Competition Interventions on Compliance and Deterrence – A Controlled Economic Experiment

Published: April, 2012

A study by London Economics for the UK Office of Fair Trading Presentation at the University of Amsterdam, Centre for Law and Economics, Behavioural Competition and Regulation, April 19, 2012.

The Impact of Competition Interventions on Compliance and Deterrence

Published: December, 2011

The research, which consisted of a survey of more than 500 large companies and 300 SMEs, as well as a small survey of specialist competition advisers in legal firms, estimates that for each abuse of dominance case, 12 potential infringements are deterred; for each cartel case, 28 potential infringements are deterred and for each commercial […]

Consumer Behaviour in a Digital Environment

Published: August, 2011

In a study for the European Parliament, London Economics has analysed the extent to which digital opportunities impact on consumer behaviour and the interaction between consumers and businesses. At issue is how consumers benefit from the digital environment and whether and how they change their purchasing strategies. E-developments and firm behaviour that impact on consumer […]

The Economics of Cartels: Incentives, Sanctions, Stability, and Effects

Published: July, 2011

Damgaard, M.T., Ramada, P., Conlon, G. and Godel, M. Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, doi: 10.1093/jeclap/lpr041

Merger Control: Defending a Problematic Merger

Published: June, 2011

Conference on Competition Law in Transition: Trends and Challenges, 15—17 June 2011, Dubrovnik.