Publications in: Productivity, Innovation and New Economy

Use of Distributed Ledger Technologies to Verify the Provenance of Goods – October 2020

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 2 October, 2020
Document type:Report

In 2018, London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to critically assess the use of distributed ledgers in sectors where they have already been trialled, developing an evidence base to help inform their use in the supply chains for different types of consumer products. The research programme comprised desk […]

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AI for Services – September 2020

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 16 September, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Report

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other data technologies are set to impact almost every sector of the economy, bringing significant opportunities for UK businesses. Across the accountancy, insurance and legal sectors, AI and data have the potential to transform the way businesses interact with customers, deliver better and more personal products and services, and bring systemic […]

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Evaluation of Data Pitch – January 2020

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 24 January, 2020
Document type:Report

Data is an important driver of innovation and productivity. The key to a productive data ecosystem is to enable reuse of data and integration with other datasets in a data value chain, which can include open, closed, and shared datasets. This means rethinking access to data and creating opportunities for data owners to work with […]

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2018/2019 SME Annual Report – Research & Development and Innovation by SMEs – November 2019

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 27 November, 2019
Document type:

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis as part of the SME Performance Review, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2021. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

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Accompanying Study to the EUROPEAN SME INNOVATION ASSOCIATE – PILOT ACTION – November 2019

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 12 November, 2019
Document type:Report

The study undertaken by a consortium comprising CARSA, Ramboll, LE Europe, DIW Econ and Ecorys evaluates the functioning and impact of the pilot of the European SME Innovation Associate program. LE Europe estimated the scale of the program that would be required to address the skills gap currently faced by EU SMEs undertaking innovation activities […]

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2018/2019 SME Annual Report – Research & Development and Innovation by SMEs – November 2019

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 27 November, 2019
Document type:

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis as part of the SME Performance Review, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2021. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

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Independent Assessment of the Open Data Institute’s Work on Data Trusts and on the Concept of Data Trusts – April 2019

Subsector:Privacy and security
Published: 16 April, 2019
Document type:LE publication

As part of the ODI’s work on data trusts, LE provided an external assessment of the concept of data trusts, focusing on their economic function. The rationale for government support for data trusts as new a data sharing mechanism is framed in terms of their contribution to productivity, and development of AI and data-driven innovation […]

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Study on the Economic Impact of a Legislative Requirement for the Right to Data Portability in Singapore

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 25 February, 2019
Document type:Report

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) commissioned London Economics to conduct a study of the issues surrounding a potential data portability requirement in Singapore, including the impact on consumers, businesses and competition. LE provided a theoretical framework for understanding the economic effects of data portability and carried out a review of data portability rules in […]

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Review of International Best Practice in the Production of Productivity Statistics – February 2018

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: 7 February, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics and DIW Econ were commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to examine the productivity measures that are published by other national and international statistical organisations (NISOs) around the world and includes information on the range, timeliness, detail and frequency of the productivity data they produce. The report summarises the productivity publications […]

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Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of GDPR – October 2017

Subsector:Privacy and security
Published: 30 October, 2017
Document type:Report

This study examines the potential economic impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to the ambiguities created by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance on consent. Two elements of the guidance are analysed in detail: the prohibition of any form of opt-out consent and the requirement to name all third-parties that will […]

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