Publications in: Competition, Regulation and Business

Review of International Best Practice in the Production of Productivity Statistics – February 2018

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 7 February, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics and DIW Econ were commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to examine the productivity measures that are published by other national and international statistical organisations (NISOs) around the world and includes information on the range, timeliness, detail and frequency of the productivity data they produce. The report summarises the productivity publications […]

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Privatisation of Electricity Transmission and Distribution Companies in Sultanate of Oman – January 2018

Subsector:Energy economics
Published: 20 January, 2018
Document type:Note

London Economics has been appointed by NAMA as co-leader with Lazard Frères (Paris) for the privatisation of 5 electricity companies (4 distribution companies and 1 transmission company) of the Sultanate of Oman. LE is responsible for the preparation of the transaction structuring report which sets out the recommendations for the structure of the sale(s), undertaking […]

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Wall Street Journal Reference to London Economics Study on Impact of Single Market – December 2017

Subsector:Business analytics
Published: 14 December, 2017
Document type:Note

An article published on December 13, 2017 in the WSJ on recent developments in the EU internal market (https://www.wsj.com/articles/from-german-faucets-to-italian-chocolate-trade-barriers-are-rising-again-in-europe-1513185466) cites the London Economics study The EU Single Market: Impact on Member States undertaken for  AMCHAM EU (http://www.amchameu.eu/sites/default/files/publications/files/amcham_eu_single_market_web.pdf).

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The EU Single Market: Impact on Member States – December 2017

Subsector:Business analytics
Published: 14 December, 2017
Document type:Report

This study provides up-to-date quantitative assessments of the impact of the Single Market on five broad economic indicators (GDP , household consumption, business investment, employment, and productivity) in each of the Member States, and estimates the impact it could have in future, if integration was deepened by each Member State. The findings highlight that that […]

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Annual Report on European SMEs 2016/17 – Focus on Self-employment and Companion Working Paper – November 2017

Subsector:Business analytics
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2018. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the large enterprise sector are also included. The […]

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Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of GDPR – October 2017

Subsector:Privacy and security
Published: 30 October, 2017
Document type:Report

This study examines the potential economic impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to the ambiguities created by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance on consent. Two elements of the guidance are analysed in detail: the prohibition of any form of opt-out consent and the requirement to name all third-parties that will […]

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

Subsector:Remedies and enforcement
Published: 07 August, 2017
Document type:Report

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) […]

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Study on the Functioning of the Retail Electricity Markets for Consumers in the EU – February 2017

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: 06 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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Facilitating Cross Border Data Flow in the Digital Single Market – January 2017

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 10 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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Stakeholder Engagement on Complex and Long-run Issues in the Energy and Water Sectors – November 2016

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 14 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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