Tag Archives: labour market economics

Apprenticeships and Social Mobility – June 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Social Mobility Commission
Published: 24 June, 2020
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Social Mobility Commission to undertake an analysis of the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy on the outcomes of learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. Announcing the publication of the report, the Commission said that the apprenticeship system is failing disadvantaged young people and Covid-19 will make it worse. Learners from disadvantaged […]

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Qualified for the Future: Quantifying Demand for Arts, Humanities and Social Science Skills – May 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:British Academy
Published: 7 May, 2020
Document type:Report

Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are just as employable as their counterparts in STEM subjects, fuel some of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK and enjoy rewarding careers in a wide range of sectors. These are the key findings of a new British Academy report examining the employment prospects of graduates from different subject […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Birmingham on the City of Guangzhou

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:University of Birmingham
Published: 23 October, 2019
Document type:Report

The University of Birmingham has a long-standing history of cooperation with the Chinese city of Guangzhou, covering research, education, public health, and capacity building programmes. London Economics were commissioned to estimate the economic impact on the Chinese economy generated by the University of Birmingham’s collaborative activities in Guangzhou in these areas. Our analysis of this […]

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Assessing the Economic Returns to Level 4 and 5 STEM-based Qualifications – July 2019

Sector:
Client:Gatsby Foundation
Published: 16 July, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Gatsby Foundation to undertake an assessment of the net graduate premium and net Exchequer benefit associated with Higher Technical Education qualifications at Level 4 and Level 5. For full-time students, the analysis suggests that the net benefits to students undertaking specific STEM-based qualifications at Level 4/5 are substantial (and […]

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The UK Tax Revenues from International Graduates – March 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published: 21 March, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake a detailed analysis of taxation receipts accrued by the United Kingdom Exchequer associated with international graduates in the UK labour market post graduation. The analysis focuses on the expected income tax, National Insurance and VAT contributions generated by the 235,325 international students commencing their studies in […]

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The Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of the University of York – January 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:University of York
Published: 09 January, 2019
Document type:Report

We were commissioned by the University of York to analyse its economic, social and cultural impact across the United Kingdom, focusing on the University’s activities in the 2016-17. The analysis focused on four major strands of economic impact. Specifically, in addition to the direct, indirect and induced impact associated with the University of York’s physical […]

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Your Future | Their Future: Impact of the Department for Education’s Marketing Campaign – January 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Department for Education
Published: 07 January, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education to assess the impact and cost effectiveness of the Your Future | Their Future marketing campaign aimed at improving teacher recruitment in England. Combining information on website hits and website registrations, UCAS applications and marketing activities (and costs) over the period from 1st September 2012 to […]

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Understanding the Limitations of Graduate Outcome Measures in Higher Education – September 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:GuildHE
Published: 8 October, 2018
Document type:Report

The structure and level of higher education student support funding continue to be key policy questions for the UK Government. Perceived as financially unstable, the current arrangements have recently been the subject of numerous Parliamentary reports on higher education fees and funding. In parallel to these reviews of the current structure of student support arrangements, […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University in 2016-17

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Cardiff University
Published: 16 October, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commission by Cardiff University to estimate their economic and social impact in 2016-17 following two previous pieces of research relating to 2012-13 and 2014-15. Teaching more than 16,315 first-year students in 2016-17, and employing 5,875 full-time equivalent staff, the total economic impact associated with Cardiff University’s activities across the UK was estimated […]

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The Economic Impact of Group of Eight Universities (Australia)

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Group of Eight (Australia)
Published: 15 August, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Group of Eight universities in Australia to undertake an analysis of the economic contribution of their members universities to the Australian economy. The analysis focused on the 2016 academic year, and estimated the impact associated with the universities’ world-class research, the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the institutions’ expenditures, educational exports and the […]

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The Costs of Amending Student Support Arrangements – February 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:London Economics’ Publication
Published: 13 February, 2018
Document type:LE publication

With the potential review of higher education approaching, London Economics have modelled the costs to the Exchequer associated with a reduction in tuition fees to £6,000 and the re-introduction of maintenance grants. The analysis demonstrates that the cost of cutting fees stands at £1.169 billion per cohort, while maintenance grants cost £360 million. Importantly, despite […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – February 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:London Economics’ Publication
Published: 19 February, 2018
Document type:LE publication

With the potential review of higher education approaching, London Economics have undertaken further modelling of the costs to the Exchequer associated with amending the interest charged on student loans, as well as the abolition of tuition fees. The analysis demonstrates that charging a 0% real rate of interest during study would cost the Exchequer £230 million per […]

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The Costs and Benefits of International Students by Parliamentary Constituency – January 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published: 11 January, 2018
Document type:Report

Given the continuing political debate about the inclusion of international students in UK migration targets, and the limited number of analyses of their net economic impact to date, London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake a detailed analysis of both the benefits and costs to […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – December 2017

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published: 13 December, 2017
Document type:LE publication

London Economics’ modelling estimates that the recent decision of the government to raise the repayment threshold on student loan repayments to £25,000, alongside an increase in the interest rate thresholds will cost approximately £2.85 billion a cohort. Breaking down this estimate, the additional Exchequer expenditure includes £1.09 billion in costs associated with the lower level […]

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Reforming Student Finance to Increase Fairness and Widen Access – November 2017

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:The Sutton Trust
Published: 16 November, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by the Sutton Trust to analyse the cost to graduates, higher education institutions and the Exchequer associated with a range of student support scenarios, including combinations of: means-tested tuition fees based on household income; the re-introduction of maintenance grants to 2015/16 levels before their abolition; and changes to the interest rates […]

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The Economic Impact of Russell Group Universities – November 2017

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:The Russell Group
Published: 02 November, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Russell Group to undertake an analysis of the economic contribution of their 24 members universities to the UK economy in 2015-16. The analysis estimated the impact associated with Teaching and Learning activity (here), world-class research (here), educational exports (here) and the direct, indirect and induced impact associated with the […]

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An Economic Evaluation of the National Careers Service – March 2017

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Department for Education
Published: March, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education to undertake an evaluation of the National Careers Service. Using information on labour market histories from the HMRC, as well as learner information from the Individualised Learner Record, the analysis involved merging a range of data sets and implementing a Propensity Score Matching model to compare […]

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Economic Analysis of Higher Education Fees and Funding in the Health Professions – June 2016

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UNISON and National Union of Students
Published: 08 June, 2016
Document type:

Following the publication of the recent report on behalf of UNISON and the National Union of Students (here), we have added a short note providing some additional discussion relating to the modelling undertaken and evidence underpinning the analysis. The note is available on the link above.

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Estimating the Impact of Publicly Funded Training on Industry and Firm-level Outcomes – May 2016

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Published: 12 May, 2016
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to undertake an analysis of the impact of publicly funded training on industry-level and firm-level outcomes. To undertake the analysis, researchers at London Economics first matched the Individualised Learner Record, EDS ‘Blue Sheep’ data, and the Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR), and then […]

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The Impact of the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review on Higher Education Fees and Funding Arrangements in Subjects Allied to Medicine – May 2016

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UNISON and National Union of Students
Published: 25 May, 2016
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by UINISON and the NUS to undertake an independent analysis of the impact of the removal of NHS bursaries on prospective students in Allied Health Professions announced in the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review. The analysis considers the resource flows between the Exchequer, Higher Education Institutions and students/ graduates. Having been launched […]

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

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:OECD
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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An Examination of the Impact of the NMW on Earnings, the Bite and Wage Differentials

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Low Pay Commission
Published: February, 2016
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Low Pay Commission to undertake an assessment of the ‘bite’ of the minimum wage. The first phase involved a statistical analysis to build an in-depth understanding of how the earnings distribution has changed over time in relation to changes in the National Minimum Wage (NMW), and how the distribution […]

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It’s the Finance, Stupid! The Decline of Part-time Higher Education and What to Do About It – October 2015

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published: 29 October, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics have contributed to a new Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Report on part-time higher education. The analysis by Dr Gavan Conlon and Maike Halterbeck contrasts the methodology underpinning current official estimate of the RAB charge and that presented in previous work undertaken by London Economics for million+ and the IPPR. Given the differences […]

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The Death of the Saturday Job – June 2015

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Published: June, 2015
Document type:Report

Read London Economics’ report for the UK Commission of Employment and Skills on the extent of young people combining work with study.

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Launch of Centre for Vocational Education Research – 24 March 2015

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Published: 24 March,
Document type:LE publication

London Economics are delighted to be announced as a co-contributor to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills funded Centre for Vocational Education Research. Download details of the launch of the event here.

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