Publications in: Public Policy

Impact of Information on Patients’ Choice Within the Context of the Directive 2011/24/EU of the EP and of the Council on the Application of Patients’ Rights in Cross-border Healthcare – January 2015

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: 06 January, 2015
Document type:Report

This study for the European Commission investigates the impact of information on peoples’ choice to seek healthcare in an EU Member State other than their home country. It is a pan-European study including a survey and behavioural experiment. The findings inform the implementation of the EU Directive on cross-border patient rights.

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Economic Analysis of Business Models for Open Access Monographs – January 2015

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 22 January, 2015
Document type:Report

The report looks at existing and emerging business models for open-access publishing of scholarly monographs (including scholarly editions, edited volumes and catalogues). A typology of business models is developed based on institutional setup, incentives for the participating parties and revenue sources. The analysis is informed by theoretical considerations and interviews with publishers and academics in […]

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Study on the Impact of the Energy Label – and Potential Changes to It – on Consumer Understanding and on Purchase Decisions – January 2015

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: 23 January, 2015
Document type:Report

This behavioural economics study for the European Commission investigates the impact of potential changes to the EU energy label on consumer understanding and purchasing decisions. The pan-European study uses an online and field experiment combined with a consumer survey and focus groups to provide insights on the performance of alternative label designs.

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Scaling Up Solutions to Social Care – October 2014

Subsector:Social care
Published: 30 October, 2014
Document type:

The UK is facing a funding crisis in social care for older people. Demographic changes mean that between 2010 and 2022 the population of people aged 65 and over is expected to grow by 27% and the number of people aged 85 and over is projected to grow by 44%. Research suggests that, just to […]

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A Partial and Fragile Recovery – Annual Report on European SMEs 2013/14 – October 2014

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 06 October, 2014
Document type:Report

The 2014 report provides an overview of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and their contribution to growth and jobs. Comparisons with important partner countries outside the EU and with the large enterprise sector are also included. The pace of recovery of SMEs has slowed in the last three years. […]

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Consumer Protection Aspects of Financial Services – October 2014

Subsector:Consumer Finance
Published: 07 October, 2014
Document type:Presentation

The presentation provides a high level summary of the key findings, conclusions and recommendations of the study published by the European Parliament in February 2014.

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Ticket Retailing Code of Practice – What Information is Relevant – September 2014

Subsector:Transport
Published: 26 September, 2014
Document type:Report

This study for the Office of Rail Regulation sets out to examine what information is important to passengers when choosing and buying rail tickets, what information passengers need in order to make informed decisions when selecting tickets, and how and when this information should be provided. The research is based on an online survey and […]

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Projects Fit for Purpose: Delivering More with Less in the Public Sector – September 2014

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: 08 September, 2014
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to conduct an exploratory study of success factors in public sector project and programme management in the United Kingdom. The study forms part of PMI’s ongoing effort to understand what works in project management globally and to make these insights available to policymakers, project managers […]

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Using Behavioural Economics: Practical Examples – August 2014

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: 27 August, 2014
Document type:Presentation

A presentation to practitioners at the Copenhagen Summer University. Explores how behavioural insights are being used by policy makers. Examples of behavioural studies used by regulators, and discusses the issues to consider when commissioning and designing experiments. The presentation also provides suggested papers illustrating the use of behavioural approaches and additional applied examples.

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Study on the Impact of the EU Energy Label – and Potential Changes to It – on Consumer Understanding and Purchase Decisions – August 2014

Subsector:Regulators and government
Published: 19 August, 2014
Document type:Report

As part of the review of the EU Directive on Energy Labels, the European Commission engaged London Economics to undertake a behavioural study on consumer understanding and purchasing decisions, of the current EU energy label and potential changes to it. Interim findings were presented to the 3rd Stakeholder meeting on the Evaluation of the Energy […]

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