Publications in: Education and Labour Markets

The Economic and Social Impact of The Open University

Published: 6 November, 2020

London Economics were commissioned to analyse the economic and social impact of The Open University across the United Kingdom in 2018-19. To capture the economic impact of the University, we generated estimates of the economic benefits associated with the University’s formal teaching and learning activity associated with the 2018-19 cohort of UK-domiciled Open University students. […]

Lost Learning, Lost Earnings – October 2020

Published: 1 October, 2020

London Economics were commissioned by the Sutton Trust to assess the economic impact of school closures and subsequent learning loss. This study combines an analysis of the Labour Force Survey, the lost learning due to school closures between March and July 2020, and the unequal experiences depending on socio-economic background to estimate the potential impact […]

Apprenticeships and Social Mobility – June 2020

Published: 24 June, 2020

London Economics were commissioned by the Social Mobility Commission to undertake an analysis of the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy on the outcomes of learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. Announcing the publication of the report, the Commission said that the apprenticeship system is failing disadvantaged young people and Covid-19 will make it worse. Learners from disadvantaged […]

Qualified for the Future: Quantifying Demand for Arts, Humanities and Social Science Skills – May 2020

Published: 7 May, 2020

Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are just as employable as their counterparts in STEM subjects, fuel some of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK and enjoy rewarding careers in a wide range of sectors. These are the key findings of a new British Academy report examining the employment prospects of graduates from different subject […]

Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Finances – May 2020

Published: 1 May, 2020

Following the publication of the London Economics’ report for University and College Union on the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education institutions’ enrolments and finances, we were asked to present a summary of the analysis by higher education think-tank Wonkhe. The summary presentation providing the key findings is available to download […]

Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Deferral Rates and Student Switching – May 2020

Published: 20 May, 2020

As part of our ongoing work with the University and College Union on university finances, London Economics commissioned YouthSight to survey undergraduate applicants to assess the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education enrolments. We asked respondents two questions about attitudes towards deferral – one relating to a ‘business as usual’ scenario […]

Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Finances – April 2020

Published: 23 April, 2020

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to consider the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education institutions’ enrolments and finances. Combining the impact of the economic downturn with the expected deferral rate due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, compared to 2018-19 first year enrolments, approximately 232,000 […]

LEO Satcoms in the NewSpace Era: Key to the Mass Market or Empty Promise?

Published: 6 February, 2020

Satellites have long occupied a small niche within the telecommunications ecosystem, but this could change with the arrival of High-Throughput Satellites and mass constellation LEO. Disruptive NewSpace operators pin their hopes on providing mass market broadband to the ‘unconnected’ world, but questions remain over the size of these markets, the cost of user technologies, and […]

Understanding the Economic Impact of Skills Gaps – February 2020

Published: 10 February, 2020

London Economics were commissioned by Pearson to investigate the impact of skills gaps on the performance of UK businesses using data from the 2017 Employer Skills Survey (ESS).   A skills gap exists when an employee is deemed to be not fully proficient by their employer. Using information from the 2017 Employer Skills Survey (covering […]

The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK

Published: 17 January, 2020

London Economics was pleased to support Plan International in the State of Girls Rights in the UK 2019 – 2020. LE’s role was to update and the expand the local authority index which ranks local authorities in terms of the best and worst place to be a girl. You can download the report here.   […]