Publications in: Education and Labour Markets

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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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University in 2016-17

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 16 October, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commission by Cardiff University to estimate their economic and social impact in 2016-17 following two previous pieces of research relating to 2012-13 and 2014-15. Teaching more than 16,315 first-year students in 2016-17, and employing 5,875 full-time equivalent staff, the total economic impact associated with Cardiff University’s activities across the UK was estimated […]

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Understanding the Funding Shortfall in Sixth Form Education – October 2018

Subsector:Secondary education
Published: 08 October, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics were commissioned by the Sixth Form Colleges Association to analyse the funding shortfall in sixth form (16-19) education in Sixth Form Colleges (SFCs) – in terms of the shortfall between the resources available for the delivery of the current (2016-17) curriculum: The funding that was available to deliver the 2010/11 curriculum (before the […]

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Estimating the Returns to Part-time Undergraduate Degrees – September 2018

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 10 September, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by The Open University to undertake an analysis of the net graduate premium and net Exchequer benefit associated with undergraduate degrees undertaken on a part-time basis. The key findings indicated that The net graduate premium achieved by a representative English-domiciled student in the 2015-16 cohort completing a part-time undergraduate degree at […]

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The Economic Impact of Group of Eight Universities (Australia)

Subsector:Higher education
Published: 15 August, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Group of Eight universities in Australia to undertake an analysis of the economic contribution of their members universities to the Australian economy. The analysis focused on the 2016 academic year, and estimated the impact associated with the universities’ world-class research, the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the institutions’ expenditures, educational exports and the […]

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

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 03 July, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics recently presented an analysis of the current higher education fees and funding arrangements – and possible alternatives – at the Wonkhe conference “Proceed with Caution”. The full presentation is available here.

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Evaluation of Prisoner Learning – June 2018

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: 07 June, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education and Ministry of Justice to undertake an analysis of the OLASS4 offender learning in prisons. The analysis combined information from the Individualised Learner Record (on publicly funded training) with Ministry of Justice data relating to prisoners’ criminogenic characteristics and re-offending, as well as earnings and employment […]

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Settling the Counterfactual Debate: Is There a Preferable Counterfactual when Estimating the Returns to Vocational Qualifications? – April 2018

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: 11 April, 2018
Document type:Report

Using information from the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data set, it is now possible to compare the characteristics and estimates for learners with different qualifications encompassing both types of counterfactuals used in the extant literature: learners in possession of qualifications at the ‘level-below’ and learners enrolling in similar vocational qualifications but failing to achieve (‘non-achievers’). […]

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The Costs of Amending Student Support Arrangements – February 2018

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: 13 February, 2018
Document type:LE publication

With the potential review of higher education approaching, London Economics have modelled the costs to the Exchequer associated with a reduction in tuition fees to £6,000 and the re-introduction of maintenance grants. The analysis demonstrates that the cost of cutting fees stands at £1.169 billion per cohort, while maintenance grants cost £360 million. Importantly, despite […]

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