Publications in: Competition & Antitrust

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

Published: 03 February, 2015

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.

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

Published: 23 January, 2015

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.

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

Published: 22 January, 2015

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 […]

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.

Finance and Commercial ‘NewSpace’ Opportunities: A Potential Role for London in Bridging the Gap – November 2014

Published: 21 November, 2014

Reinventing Space is an annual conference that has been taking place since 2001, dedicated to the responsive space sector. The British Interplanetary Society (BIS) organised this year’s conference in The Royal Society, London – the 12th edition and the first time that Reinventing Space has been held outside of the United States. The theme of […]

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

Published: 06 October, 2014

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. […]

The Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2014 – October 2014

Published: 09 October, 2014

Since 1992, the UK Space Agency has been periodically surveying the UK space sector, and places a great deal of emphasis on the results of this study as a measure of industry performance. The UK Space Agency contracted London Economics to conduct the 2014 edition, covering the years 2011/12 and 2012/13. The objectives of the […]

The Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2014 – October 2014

Published: 09 October, 2014

Since 1992, the UK Space Agency has been periodically surveying the UK space sector, and places a great deal of emphasis on the results of this study as a measure of industry performance. The UK Space Agency contracted London Economics to conduct the 2014 edition, covering the years 2011/12 and 2012/13. The objectives of the […]

Ticket Retailing Code of Practice – What Information is Relevant – September 2014

Published: 26 September, 2014

This study for the Office of Rail Regulation sets out to examine what information is important to passengers when choosing and buying rail tickets, what information passengers need in order to make informed decisions when selecting tickets, and how and when this information should be provided. The research is based on an online survey and […]

Cheating Risk from Online Essays – September 2014

Published: September, 2014

London Economics were commissioned by Ofqual to undertake a mystery shopping exercise of ‘student support’ services available online. To undertake the independent research, London Economics engaged with a number of online companies who offer to write essays for students. The commissioned essays were passed on to experts at Ofqual for subsequent marking, which demonstrated that, […]