Publications in: Public Policy

Online Market Segmentation – Experimental Consumer Research and Economic Valuation – August 2018

Published: 13 September, 2018

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study online personalised pricing and offers and targeted advertising. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, mystery shopping, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand how e-commerce websites use consumers’ personal information, and consumers’ attitudes and behaviour when faced with personalisation online. The […]

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

Published: 13 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 Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – July 2018

Published: 03 July, 2018

London Economics recently presented an analysis of the current higher education fees and funding arrangements – and possible alternatives – at the Wonkhe conference “Proceed with Caution”. The full presentation is available here.

Evaluation of Prisoner Learning – June 2018

Published: 07 June, 2018

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education and Ministry of Justice to undertake an analysis of the OLASS4 offender learning in prisons. The analysis combined information from the Individualised Learner Record (on publicly funded training) with Ministry of Justice data relating to prisoners’ criminogenic characteristics and re-offending, as well as earnings and employment […]

Using Behavioural Science to Drive Behaviour Change in Reducing Risks of STIs – March 2018

Published: 9 March, 2018

Dr Annette Cerulli-Harms spoke at the Public Policy Exchange conference on Student Sexual Health and Well Being on March 8th 2018 about how behavioural economics can be used to change the way we speak about sexual health. Annette explained the relevance of behavioural economics and cognitive biases in the area of public health including sexual […]

Single Digital Gateway: How EU Could Meet Expectations of Citizens and Businesses? – March 2018

Published: 27 March, 2018

A briefing by Dr Charlotte Duke for the European Commission on behalf of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on the European Commission’s proposed regulation for a Single Digital Gateway.

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

Published: 7 February, 2018

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 […]

Research into the Experiences and Effectiveness of Solicitors’ First Tier Complaints Handling Processes – January 2018

Published: 08 January, 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Legal Ombudsman jointly commissioned London Economics and YouGov to undertake research into solicitors’ handling of first tier complaints. The study used a consumer survey, a survey of firms and depth interviews with firms and consumers, to understand consumers’ and solicitors’ experiences of the complaints process. The research identified recommended […]

Statistical Background Information for the Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – January 2018

Published: 25 January, 2018

London Economics was commissioned by the Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to provide an extensive statistical background document describing development of household debt at both a macro and micro level, the problems that high debt levels cause for individuals and households, the supply of debt […]

Consumer Behaviour Research for Legal Services – December 2017

Published: 6 December, 2017

The Law Society commissioned London Economics to undertake behavioural economic research into how consumers search for legal services. The study used a behavioural experiment, focus groups and depth interviews to investigate how consumers access, assess and act on information. The research helped the Law Society to better understand the most useful information that solicitors can […]