Publications

Asset Management Market Study – Experimental Consumer Research and Focus Groups – April 2018

Sector:Behavioural
Client:Financial Conduct Authority
Published: April, 2018
Document type:

As part of the FCA’s Asset Management Market study, London Economics conducted a behavioural experiment to test the impact of different ways of presenting information on charges on the extent that retail investors pay attention to charges in their decision-making. Treatments tested included: warning investors about the impact of charges a) via a written message […]

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Now You See It: Drawing Attention to Charges in the Asset Management Industry – April 2018

Sector:Behavioural
Client:Financial Conduct Authority
Published: April, 2018
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A behavioural experiment conducted by London Economics formed the basis of the FCA’s Occasional Paper ‘Now you see it: drawing attention to charges in the asset management industry’. Our experiment tested the impact of different ways of presenting information on charges on the extent that retail investors pay attention to charges in their decision-making. The […]

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Settling the Counterfactual Debate: Is There a Preferable Counterfactual when Estimating the Returns to Vocational Qualifications? – April 2018

Sector:Education
Client:Centre for Vocational Education Research
Published: April, 2018
Document type:Report

Using information from the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data set, it is now possible to compare the characteristics and estimates for learners with different qualifications encompassing both types of counterfactuals used in the extant literature: learners in possession of qualifications at the ‘level-below’ and learners enrolling in similar vocational qualifications but failing to achieve (‘non-achievers’). […]

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

Sector:Behavioural
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2018
Document type:Presentation

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 […]

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The Costs of Amending Student Support Arrangements – February 2018

Sector:Education
Client:London Economics’ Publication
Published: 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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Review of International Best Practice in the Production of Productivity Statistics – February 2018

Sector:Education
Client:Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published: February, 2018
Document type:Report

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 […]

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

Sector:Education
Client:London Economics’ Publication
Published: 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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Research into the Experiences and Effectiveness of Solicitors’ First Tier Complaints Handling Processes – January 2018

Sector:Behavioural
Client:The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
Published: January, 2018
Document type:Report

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 […]

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

Sector:Education
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published: 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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