Publications in: Regulatory economics

LEO Satcoms in the NewSpace Era: Key to the Mass Market or Empty Promise?

Published: 6 February, 2020

Satellites have long occupied a small niche within the telecommunications ecosystem, but this could change with the arrival of High-Throughput Satellites and mass constellation LEO. Disruptive NewSpace operators pin their hopes on providing mass market broadband to the ‘unconnected’ world, but questions remain over the size of these markets, the cost of user technologies, and […]

Regulatory Cost Faced by UK Insurance Brokers – January 2020

Published: 21 January, 2020

London Economics conducted for the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) in late 2019 a study on the regulatory costs faced by UK insurance brokers and key findings of the study were published on 21 January 2020 in BIBA’s 2020 Manifesto. The most striking finding of the study was that, according to insurance brokers having responded […]

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. […]

Future Options for Managing Customer Demand for Water – March 2019

Published: 21 March, 2019

Yorkshire Water commissioned London Economics to write a paper on interventions to manage water demand with a special focus on interventions which use behavioural economics. The paper also assessed the effectiveness of temporary use bans (TUBs), commonly known as ‘hosepipe bans’, which must be introduced in times of severe droughts. A rapid evidence assessment of […]

Reducing Roadside Litter Using Randomised Controlled Trials – June 2018

Published: 27 June, 2018

London Economics produced a guide for conducting and evaluating randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for anti-littering actions on roads for the Department for Transport. The guide sets out, step-by-step, how to design, set up and implement a randomised controlled trial, as well as how to measure its success, focusing on the context of measures to reduce […]

Study on the Functioning of the Retail Electricity Markets for Consumers in the EU – February 2017

Published: 06 February, 2017

The 2nd Electricity Market Study investigated electricity market functioning for consumers in the EU, Iceland and Norway. It assessed how market performance has developed since the 1st electricity market study conducted in 2010, and the extent to which consumers have the necessary tools to make rational and empowered choices. Its findings offer a clear insight […]

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

Published: 26 September, 2014

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 […]