Publications in: Public Policy

Stakeholder Engagement on Complex and Long-run Issues in the Energy and Water Sectors – November 2016

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 14 November, 2016
Document type:Report

This paper for Sustainability First explores how different research approaches for engaging individual consumers can help uncover long-term public interest in complex areas. The paper covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and includes behavioural experiments to test consumer responses to alternative interventions. The paper is of use to public interest advocates and energy and water […]

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IPID Consumer Testing and Design Work – August 2016

Subsector:Consumer behaviour and protection
Published: 01 August, 2016
Document type:Report

EIOPA commissioned a consortium consisting of LE Europe, Ipsos MORI and Academy Design Partners to undertake consumer testing on the design of a standardised presentation format of an Insurance Product Information Document (IPID). The findings of the consumer testing, as presented in this report, were intended to assist EIOPA to reach a view on the […]

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Met Office, General Review – March 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 23 March, 2016
Document type:Report

This economic study carried out by London Economics, part of a wider General Review of the Met Office, found that the Met Office could bring £30 billion of value to the UK over the next decade, which works out at £14 of benefit for every pound spent, when taking account of investment already committed.

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The Impact of Literacy, Numeracy and Computer Skills on Earnings and Employment Outcomes – March 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 31 March, 2016
Document type:Report

This OECD Education working paper looks at the impact of literacy, numeracy and computer skills on earnings and employment outcomes. Using the 2012 PIAAC data, our analysis confirms that there are significantly higher earnings and employment returns to both increasing levels of formally recognised education, and to increasing levels of numeracy, literacy and Information and […]

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Analysis and Effects of the Different Member States’ Customs Sanctioning Systems – February 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 17 February, 2016
Document type:Report

The Study provides an analysis of the effects of the present divergence of the customs sanctioning systems of the Member States of the EU, as well as of the proposal of the European Commission for a Directive to harmonise the customs infringements and sanctions. A number of conclusions and recommendations on the preferred model for […]

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Ofwat Vulnerability Focus Report – February 2016

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 23 February, 2016
Document type:Report

Ofwat’s Vulnerability Focus report with supporting research by London Economics finds that vulnerability can take many forms, people can move in and out of vulnerability and anyone can find themselves in vulnerable circumstances at times in their life. The report is accompanied by a practitioners’ pack that aims to help water companies to identify customers […]

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Understanding Consumer Vulnerability in the EU’s Key Markets – February 2016

Subsector:Justice and Legal Affairs
Published: 23 February, 2016
Document type:Report

This study for the European Commission provides a new definition of vulnerable consumers, a new methodology for measuring consumer vulnerability and new insights into the actual patterns of consumer vulnerability. The large scale study employed stakeholder consultations, consumer surveys, focus groups and behavioural experiments across the EU28 plus Iceland and Norway.

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The Economic and Societal Benefits Deriving from the Presence of Hyundai in Europe – January 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 13 January, 2016
Document type:Report

LE’s new report on the economic and societal impact of the presence of Hyundai in Europe underlines the increased number of jobs attributed to the carmaker’s European operations. Including those employed directly at Hyundai facilities or indirectly in the supply chain, sales and distribution, some 155,000 people owe their jobs to Hyundai Motor, compared to […]

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The Economic and Societal Benefits Deriving from the Presence of Kia in Europe – January 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 13 January, 2016
Document type:Report

LE’s new report on the economic and societal impact of the presence of Kia in Europe finds that over 153,000 people owe their jobs to Kia’s business operations across the continent. Including customs duties, sales and corporation taxes, the report highlights Kia’s contribution of €934 million in taxes paid to governments across Europe during 2014, […]

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The Economic and Societal Benefits Deriving from the Presence of Hyundai and Kia in Europe – January 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 13 January, 2016
Document type:Report

The report finds that over 308,000 people owe their jobs to the Hyundai and Kia business operations across the continent. The workforce employed directly by Hyundai and Kia and supported by their operations in the upstream and downstream markets consists of 78,000 individuals. In addition, 230,000 European workers are employed due to demand induced by […]

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