Publications in: Competition, Regulation and Business

Delivering Value from the Higher Education Estate – April 2015

Subsector:Economics of Education
Published: 16 April, 2015
Document type:Report

The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) has published the report ‘Delivering Value from the Higher Education Estate’ produced by Kilner Planning and London Economics. Delivering value from the estate is a core element of the Phase II Review of Sir Ian Diamond’s review into Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education. The report documents […]

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Managing Money Online – Working As Well As We Think? – February 2015

Subsector:Post
Published: 03 February, 2015
Document type:Report

This study for the Keep Me Posted Campaign implemented a behavioural experiment and consumer survey in order to analyse consumers’ behaviour and perceptions when they receive transactional mail either by post or electronically.

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Economic Analysis of Business Models for Open Access Monographs – January 2015

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 22 January, 2015
Document type:Report

The report looks at existing and emerging business models for open-access publishing of scholarly monographs (including scholarly editions, edited volumes and catalogues). A typology of business models is developed based on institutional setup, incentives for the participating parties and revenue sources. The analysis is informed by theoretical considerations and interviews with publishers and academics in […]

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Study on the Impact of the Energy Label – and Potential Changes to It – on Consumer Understanding and on Purchase Decisions – January 2015

Subsector:Energy economics
Published: 23 January, 2015
Document type:Report

This behavioural economics study for the European Commission investigates the impact of potential changes to the EU energy label on consumer understanding and purchasing decisions. The pan-European study uses an online and field experiment combined with a consumer survey and focus groups to provide insights on the performance of alternative label designs.

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Competition and Collaboration in UK Payment Systems – November 2014

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: November, 2014
Document type:Report

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.

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A Partial and Fragile Recovery – Annual Report on European SMEs 2013/14 – October 2014

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 06 October, 2014
Document type:Report

The 2014 report provides an overview of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and their contribution to growth and jobs. Comparisons with important partner countries outside the EU and with the large enterprise sector are also included. The pace of recovery of SMEs has slowed in the last three years. […]

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

Subsector:Telecom and media
Published: 05 May, 2014
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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 […]

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Financial Conduct Authority Practical Use of Behavioural Experiments in Financial Regulation – March 2014

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 25 March, 2014
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The Financial Conduct Authority finds that behavioural experiments have an important role to play in financial regulation, and often provide insights into the ways markets work that may not be possible otherwise. Download the paper on the practical application of behavioural experiments in financial regulation jointly authored by London Economics and the FCA.

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Impact of EU Ban on Higher Nicotine E-Cigarettes on Tobacco Smoking

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 25 February, 2014
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The proposed ban compromises e-cigarettes’ role in supporting smoke cessation and is forecast to lead to 210,000 fewer successful quitters each year across the EU. E-cigarettes’ role in smoke reduction is also affected and a 0.8% increase in tobacco smoking or the equivalent of an extra 9.6 million cigarettes being smoked each day across the […]

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Survival or Relegation? The Impact of a Managerial Change in the Premier League

Subsector:Competition, Regulation and Business
Published: December, 2013
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London Economics calculates the economic impact of a managerial change in the Premier League. The research is one of the first studies ever to accurately quantify the impact of manager changes in football. The analysis concentrates on the impact over 10 games and, crucially, it accounts for other factors that are likely to affect team […]

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