Publications in: Economics of Education

Modelling Student Support Arrangements As Part of the Browne Review of Higher Education

Subsector:Higher education
Published: June, 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Open University to undertake some detailed financial modeling of the fees and students support arrangements facing part-time students ahead of the Browne Review of higher education. The analysis illustrated the impact of a number of different fee assumptions and approaches to the funding of part time students to illustrate […]

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The Economic Evidence on the Barriers Faced by Lone Parents in Wales in Accessing Employment and Training

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: May, 2010
Document type:Report

This research for the Welsh Assembly Government aims to study the relative importance of the various choices and constraints faced by lone parents in Wales and to establish a comprehensive list of the barriers faced by lone parents who wish to access work or learning.  

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Model of Estate Costs (MEC)

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published: March, 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by AUDE (University Association of Directors of Estate) to update and restructure the previous model of the non-residential estate costs. The new model, the Model of Estate Costs (MEC) allows the estimation of annualised financial costs for different types of freehold, leasehold and licence non-residential estate (teaching, research, etc) and of […]

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Estimating the Price Elasticity of Demand for School Meals

Subsector:Secondary education
Published: 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the School Food Trust to undertake an analysis of the relationship between the price charged for school meals and take up. The analysis involved an assessment of the academic literature relating to the elasticity of demand for food and food product with respect to price and income; an analysis of […]

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Review of the Customer Experience in the Employment and Skills System

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published: 2010
Document type:Report

As part of its work on reviewing the employment and skills system from the perspective of the individual user, the UKCES has commissioned a literature review of the customer experience. The aim of this research is to review and analyse the available academic and publicly available research evidence and literature that details individuals’ experience of […]

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Analysis of the Impact of Raising Private Fee Contributions on Participation in Further Education

Subsector:Further education
Published: July, 2009
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to undertake a detailed econometric analysis of the impact of raising private fee contributions on participation in Further Education. The analysis was based on the survey of all Further Education Colleges in England, as well as a detailed analysis of the Individual Learner […]

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Estimating the Economic Benefits of Healthy Eating

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published: June, 2009
Document type:Report

The School Food Trust commissioned London Economics to undertake an econometric analysis of the lifetime earnings associated with different levels and types of qualification attainment in the United Kingdom. This study made use of the National Pupil Database as well as the Labour Force Survey to assess the impact of healthy eating in schools at […]

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Extended Schools: Establishing a Baseline Methodology to Estimate the Impact of the Extended School Programme on Attainment

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published: January, 2009
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to establish a methodology for the evaluation of the Extended School programme. The analysis involved a detailed analysis of the National Pupil Database and Annual Schools Census, alongside administrative information relating to the Extended Schools initiative from the Training and Development Agency for […]

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An Analysis of Teacher Mobility Within the European Union

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published: December, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the European Parliament to undertake an analysis of teacher mobility within the European Union. The study undertakes a quantitative and qualitative analysis of teacher mobility across the European Union Member States where information exists. It explores the relative benefits, costs, strengths and weaknesses of the various mobility programmes. On the […]

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Economic Benefit of the Consultative Committee for Professional Management Organisations (CCPMO)

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: December, 2008
Document type:Report

The analysis involved an assessment of the current activities of the CCPMO member organisations, as well as estimating the economic benefit associated with obtaining professional qualifications and membership of professional organisations. The analysis illustrated that the lifetime premium associated with gaining professional qualifications and membership was in the region of £152,000 in today’s money terms. […]

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