Publications

The Economic Impact of Russell Group Universities – November 2017

Sector:Education
Client:The Russell Group
Published: 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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Study on Consumers’ Decision-making in Insurance Services: A Behavioural Economics Perspective – November 2017

Sector:Behavioural
Client:EC DG Justice and Consumers
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

This study focused on consumers’ decision-making in the non-life insurance market when purchasing domestically and cross-border. It tested ways to help consumers make better decisions using a behavioural experiment, collected complementary data on the supply side of the market, and examined potential savings consumers could make.

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

Sector:Education
Client:The Sutton Trust
Published: 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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Economic Impact Evaluation of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) Scheme – November 2017

Sector:Education
Client:British Business Bank
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by the British Business Bank to evaluate the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme. The evaluation estimated the economic impact created by the EFG scheme, and provided a detailed cost benefit analysis which established the economic gains of the scheme to the UK economy. The main analysis was complemented by a survey […]

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The Journey from Childhood Skills to Adult Financial Capability – Analysis of the 1970 British Cohort Study – November 2017

Sector:Education
Client:Money Advice Service
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

The Money Advice Service believes childhood and adolescence are vital times to influence future financial capability and that what happens in these years can have profound effects on financial outcomes. Too little is known about the factors in childhood and adolescence that contribute to long term financial outcomes. This research aims to contribute to filling […]

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Peer Effects and Social Influence in Post-16 Educational Choice – November 2017

Sector:Education
Client:Centre for Vocational Education Research
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

Following the increase in the education participation age, individuals are now required to study towards either a vocational or academic qualification until their 18th birthday once they have completed their GCSEs. However, there is currently relatively little understanding of the factors which determine which route learners choose to follow. Attainment in secondary school is clearly […]

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Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of GDPR – October 2017

Sector:Education
Client:N/A
Published: October, 2017
Document type:Report

This study examines the potential economic impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to the ambiguities created by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance on consent. Two elements of the guidance are analysed in detail: the prohibition of any form of opt-out consent and the requirement to name all third-parties that will […]

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The Earnings Differentials Associated with Vocational Education and Training Using the Longitudinal Education Outcomes Data – October 2017

Sector:Education
Client:Centre for Vocational Education Research
Published: October, 2017
Document type:Report

For the first time, the matched Longitudinal Education Outcomes has been made available for analysis of qualification attainment and labour market outcomes in England. Using comprehensive information from different school, Further Education and Higher Education data sources, we estimate the association between achieving vocational qualifications at different levels of the Regulated Qualifications Framework and labour […]

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Nanosatellite Telecommunications: A Market and System Study for Machine-to-Machine Applications

Sector:Aerospace
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: September, 2017
Document type:Report

The emergence of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications to enable monitoring and control of remote assets has created a demand for low-cost satellite communications to provide global connectivity. Markets such as maritime, energy, logistics, transport and healthcare could considerably benefit from M2M applications. However, as this is an emerging domain, market demand […]

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How is the Demand for Part-time Higher Education Affected by Changing Economic Conditions? – September 2017

Sector:Education
Client:The Open University, Birkbeck University and London South Bank University
Published: September, 2017
Document type:

There has been a substantial fall in the number of part-time students enrolled in higher education over the past decade, with the decline being particularly apparent amongst English higher education providers. In contrast, the number of full-time student enrolments has been on an upward trend. In parallel, the wider economy has seen both a deep […]

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