Publications in: Productivity, Innovation and New Economy

Secondary Analysis of 24 Waves of PIMS

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: January, 2013
Document type:Report

London Economics performed a statistical and econometric analysis of data from 24 waves (6 years) of the UKTI Performance and Impact Monitoring Survey (PIMS). Probit models were fitted to explore the determinants of firm-level outcome measures including financial and qualitative benefits such as improved business performance and productivity. The analysis identified the quality of the […]

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The Value of Personal Information – Evidence from Empirical Economic Studies

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: November, 2012
Document type:Staff publication

EC data protection policy is promoted with reference to economic benefits. However, the value of personal information in legitimate business models is rarely discussed. Various economic studies have tried to measure individuals’ valuation of different kinds of personal data. We review empirical papers from the last 10 years and find evidence that more disclosure is […]

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Evaluation of the Impact and Cost Effectiveness of UKTI’s Regional Network Support

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: October, 2012
Document type:Report

The study examined the impact and efficiency of the delivery of the services provided by UKTI’s regional network. The export support activities of UKTI’s regional teams are delivered by International Trade Advisers (ITAs) under contract, with different set ups being used across the nine English regions. The study explores the drivers of ITAs’ performance by […]

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Consumer Research for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Digital Radio Switch Over: A Supplementary Report to DCMS

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: July, 2012
Document type:Report

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published the report “Consumer research for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Digital Radio Switch over: A supplementary report to DCMS” by London Economics in association with YouGov. The study presents results of supplementary research undertaken in 2012 into consumers’ willingness to pay for digital radio, building on London Economics’ […]

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Evaluation of the Fiscal Stimulus Initiative

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: March, 2012
Document type:Report

UKTI’s Fiscal Stimulus Initiative was a programme aimed at facilitating access to opportunities created by fiscal stimulus measures around the world in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008/09. The project evaluated the performance of the programme and the effectiveness of the chosen implementation through consultations with UKTI specialists in the UK and […]

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Regulation on the Approval and Market Surveillance of Two- or Three-wheeled Vehicles and Quadricycles

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: February, 2012
Document type:Report

This study is a three-part impact assessment of amendments proposed by the IMCO Committee to three measures contained in the European Commission’s proposal for a “Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheeled vehicles and quadricycles”. The first part concerns the fitting of an anti-lock braking system (ABS), the second part concerns […]

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Economic Benefits of an Internet Domain for Wales

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

The report forms part of a 2-part study focused on the potential economic benefits that would arise from the introduction of sub-national, geographically specific top-level domains (“geo-TLDs”) in London and Wales. The study explores the transmission channels for possible economic costs and benefits based on a review of current research, a consultation with industry associations, […]

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Evaluation of Commercial Services Provided by UKTI Overseas Posts

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: October, 2011
Document type:Report

The study investigates 1) the scope for increased cost recovery from the services in support of UK-based exporters offered by UKTI’s overseas posts and 2) the structure of the market for these services, including the existence of synergies between UKTI’s overseas posts and other providers of services to UK exporters, such as consultants, business associations, […]

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Economic Analysis of Ireland’s Comparative Advantage for Foreign Investment

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: October, 2010
Document type:Staff publication

Gray, A., Swinand, G., Holmes-Batt, W. Indecon Economic Consultants, October 2010

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Economic and Social Impact of Software and Software-based Services (SSBS)

Subsector:Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: August, 2010
Document type:Report

The study evaluates the potential economic and social impact of software-based services in the EU and identifies the drivers of growth and competitiveness of the sector, the current barriers limiting the sector’s development, the policy actions needed to remove those barriers, and the economic and social impact of such actions.  

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