Publications

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
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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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Research and Analysis to Quantify the Benefits Arising from Personal Data Rights Under the GDPR – August 2017

Sector:Public Policy
Client:Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Published: August, 2017
Document type:Report

The act of disclosing personal data typically takes place in an environment of incomplete and asymmetric information. This explains the crucial role of consumer confidence in enabling transactions that involve the disclosure of personal data. LE’s study for DCMS investigates the benefits of new individual rights introduced by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]

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A Study of the Economic Impact of the Services Provided by the Bureau of Meteorology – July 2017

Sector:Public Policy
Client:Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Published: July, 2017
Document type:Report

As part of the Australian Governments Functional and Efficiency Review of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, London Economics undertook an economic impact assessment of the Bureau’s services to the Australian economy. Of the benefits that can be quantified, the analysis indicates a benefit-cost ratio of 11.6:1. That is, for every dollar spent on delivering Bureau […]

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The Impact of Student Loan Repayments on Graduate Taxes – July 2017

Sector:Education
Client:University and College Union
Published: July, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to assess the lifetime costs to higher education students associated with receiving and repaying student loans provided by Student Finance England. In addition to assessing the loan balance on graduation and repayments made, the analysis estimates the effective average and marginal tax rates associated with […]

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Behavioral Economics Guide 2017

Sector:Education
Client:behavioraleconomics.com
Published: June, 2017
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London Economics is happy to announce that we are a corporate sponsor and contributor to the Behavioral Economics Guide 2017, which this year has a forward from Cass R. Sunstein of Harvard University. First released in 2014, this now yearly publication provides an introduction to the field, developments in the behavioural sciences, insights from practitioners, […]

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The Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of the University of Birmingham – March 2017

Sector:Education
Client:University of Birmingham
Published: March, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the University of Birmingham to undertake an analysis of the university’s economic, social and cultural impact. The study considered the economic impact of teaching and learning, research activities, educational exports, as well as the direct, indirect and induced impact generated by the university and its students throughout the local, regional […]

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An Economic Evaluation of the National Careers Service – March 2017

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

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business
Client:EC DG Justice and Consumers
Published: February, 2017
Document type:Report

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 […]

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The Determinants of International Demand for UK Higher Education – January 2017

Sector:Education
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published: January, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake an analysis of the international determinants of UK higher education enrolments. The analysis illustrates the impact of macroeconomic factors (such as a currency depreciation or overseas economic growth), institutional factors (such as UK and US fee levels) and policy […]

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The Determinants of University Selection – January 2017

Sector:Public Policy
Client:LE Economic Brief
Published: January, 2017
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Read London Economics’ research brief on the determinants of university selection. The analysis considers the relative importance of fees and funding on the selection of universities, as well as the role of other characteristics (such as rankings). The report also highlights students’ willingness to pay for different university attributes.

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