Publications in: Public Policy

Counting the Cost of the Augar Review – July 2019

Published: 2 July, 2019

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics undertook a detailed analysis of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in the UK) and EU-domiciled students […]

IPPR Economics Prize – Winning Entry

Published: 10 July, 2019

London Economics are delighted to announce that 7 members of our team have been awarded joint first prize in the Institute for Public Policy Research’s Economics Prize. This is the third largest prize in the economics discipline in the world, and is aimed at developing a roadmap for sustainable and inclusive growth across the United […]

Assessing the Impact of the Augur Review – on the Exchequer, Higher Education Institutions, Students and Graduates

Published: 14 June, 2019

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics were commissioned by Universities UK to estimate the impact of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in […]

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

Published: 16 April, 2019

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 […]

Understanding Customer Values – Behavioural Experiment Report – March 2019

Published: 6 March, 2019

This study was undertaken for Yorkshire Water, as subcontractor to Aecom, to understand the values customers place on water service attributes as part of the 2019 price review process. London Economics conducted an online behavioural experiment to examine customers’ willingness to pay for service improvements and the impact of various framing treatments on customers’ valuations. […]

Wonkhe Podcast on Higher Education

Published: 15 March, 2019

Listen to London Economics discussing the implications for higher education of the March 2019 OBR Fiscal Outlook and Spring Statement, university accommodation, essay mills and HESA Data Futures: Data, housing, funding and cheating  

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

Published: 25 February, 2019

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 […]

Pre-contractual Information in Retail Energy Markets – Experimental Consumer Research – October 2018

Published: 06 November, 2018

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study pre-contractual information in retail energy markets. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand consumers’ decision-making, attitudes and switching behaviour, and how to improve clarity and comparability in energy prices, consumption and contractual information. The study […]

Press Release – Price and Service Transparency on Barristers’ Websites – Experimental Consumer Research – September 2018

Published: 14 September, 2018

The Bar Standards Board commissioned London Economics and YouGov to study consumer behaviour and attitudes towards barristers’ price and service transparency. The study used focus groups and a behavioural experiment to understand how consumers access, assess and act on price and service information when searching for barristers’ services. The Bar Standards Board will use the […]

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

Published: 10 September, 2018

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 […]