Publications in: Economics of Education

Assessing the Impact of the Augur Review – on the Exchequer, Higher Education Institutions, Students and Graduates

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 14 June, 2019
Document type:Report

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics were commissioned by Universities UK to estimate the impact of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in […]

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BBC Radio 4 – The University Time Bomb – March 2019

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 03 April, 2019
Document type:Presentation

London Economics recently contributed to the BBC Radio 4 series The Great University Time Bomb. The two-part series hosted by Branwen Jeffreys addressed the many financial issues currently facing the higher education sector ahead of the Augar Review of higher education fees and funding and the Office for National Statistics assessment of student loan accounting treatment. Episode 1 […]

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Fees, Funding and Fairness – Understanding and Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 07 March, 2019
Document type:Presentation

In light of the Augar Review, London Economics were asked by AdvanceHE to present an analysis of the main issues affecting higher education fees and funding. The analysis presents some estimates of the potential impact associated with a reduction in the tuition fee level (to £7,500) as well as the reintroduction of maintenance grants.  We […]

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Wonkhe Podcast on Higher Education

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 15 March, 2019
Document type:Presentation

Listen to London Economics discussing the implications for higher education of the March 2019 OBR Fiscal Outlook and Spring Statement, university accommodation, essay mills and HESA Data Futures: Data, housing, funding and cheating  

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The UK Tax Revenues from International Graduates – March 2019

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: 21 March, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake a detailed analysis of taxation receipts accrued by the United Kingdom Exchequer associated with international graduates in the UK labour market post graduation. The analysis focuses on the expected income tax, National Insurance and VAT contributions generated by the 235,325 international students commencing their studies in […]

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Your Future | Their Future: Impact of the Department for Education’s Marketing Campaign – January 2019

Subsector:Secondary education
Published: 07 January, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education to assess the impact and cost effectiveness of the Your Future | Their Future marketing campaign aimed at improving teacher recruitment in England. Combining information on website hits and website registrations, UCAS applications and marketing activities (and costs) over the period from 1st September 2012 to […]

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The Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of the University of York – January 2019

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 09 January, 2019
Document type:Report

We were commissioned by the University of York to analyse its economic, social and cultural impact across the United Kingdom, focusing on the University’s activities in the 2016-17. The analysis focused on four major strands of economic impact. Specifically, in addition to the direct, indirect and induced impact associated with the University of York’s physical […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – December 2018

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: 10 December, 2018
Document type:Report

Following publication in the Telegraph of some possibilities emerging from the Augar review, London Economics have estimated the economic cost associated with reducing annual tuition fees to £6,500 (with no additional Teaching grant); removing real interest rates; and reducing the repayment threshold to £21,000. The result is a £2.8 billion reduction in funding (per cohort) […]

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Fees, Funding and Fairness – Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – November 2018

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 05 November, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics presented an analysis of some of the factors affecting higher education fees and funding; the potential alternatives that might be possible; as well as the role of the ONS’ treatment of student loans in the National Accounts at the 2018 WONKFEST annual conference.

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Understanding the Limitations of Graduate Outcome Measures in Higher Education – September 2018

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: 8 October, 2018
Document type:Report

The structure and level of higher education student support funding continue to be key policy questions for the UK Government. Perceived as financially unstable, the current arrangements have recently been the subject of numerous Parliamentary reports on higher education fees and funding. In parallel to these reviews of the current structure of student support arrangements, […]

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