Publications in: Consumer behaviour and protection

Using Behavioural and Experimental Economics to Understand Consumer Behaviour

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: August, 2013
Document type:Presentation

Presentation at Copenhagen Summer University, Executive Course in Behavioural Economics and Psychology of Choice 12th – 16th August 2013 This session at the University of Copenhagen provided applied examples of behavioural experiments that have been used to inform policy development. It covers pricing practices, consumer switching and consumer understanding of contracts. The session also explored […]

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The Value of Lost Load (VoLL) for Electricity in Great Britain

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: July, 2013
Document type:Report

As part of the documents for the Consultation on the draft Electricity Market Reform Delivery, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has published the report prepared by London Economics which estimates the value of lost load (VoLL) for domestic, small and medium sized businesses and industrial and commercial electricity consumers in Great Britain. VoLL […]

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A European Single Point of Contact

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: June, 2013
Document type:Presentation

Presentation of Study to the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, 27 June 2013, Brussels

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Energy Retail Markets Comparability Study

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: May, 2013
Document type:Report

The report assesses the trends and position of the UK electricity and gas retail markets relative to comparable jurisdictions in terms of prices, competition and profitability. The study draws on several decades of publicly available data. The main comparator groups are the EU 15 and a selected OECD grouping based on comparability.

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Living Standards in the EU After the Financial Crisis – UK Records Among the Largest Declines

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: April, 2013
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

This London Economics’ Noteworthy Statistics Briefing investigates the change in living standards across the EU27 following the financial crisis, using the latest data made available by Eurostat. The analysis focuses on two measures of standards of living: the median equivalised disposable income and the severe material deprivation rate.

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Research on EU Product Labelling

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: December, 2012
Document type:Report

This study by London Economics, Ipsos MORI and AEA investigated the possibility of creating a product label which provides consumers with information about the environmental lifecycle performance of products (televisions, washing machines and light bulbs). The information may be added to the current EU Energy Efficiency label. Pan-European behavioural experiments  were used in conjunction with […]

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Behavioural Biases and Consumer Detriment

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: May, 2012
Document type:Presentation

International Conference on Financial Services, Hamburg, 10th May 2012

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

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: April, 2012
Document type:Presentation

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.

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Potential Impacts of Stamp Price Increases: Consumer Research

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: February, 2012
Document type:Report

Consumer Focus has published the report by London Economics “Potential impacts of stamp price increases: Consumer research”. The study examines how consumers might react to stamp price increases in the context of potential rises following Ofcom’s Royal Mail price control, using an online choice experiment methodology. In particular, we analyse the extent to which consumers […]

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