Publications

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: 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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Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy: Results from a Large Scale Behavioural Experiment and Survey in the EU

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:European Commission – Consumers Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)
Published: October, 2019
Document type:Conference Presentation

LE Divisional Director James Suter presented LE Europe’s study for the European Commission on consumer behaviour in the Circular Economy at the 2019 PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) conference on 20th September 2019 in Berlin. James explained how the findings of the study could be used by policy makers to increase consumers’ engagement in […]

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CVER Discussion Papers Published – September 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:N/A
Published: August, 2019
Document type:

The Centre for Vocational Educational Research, established in March 2015, brings together 4 partners who are experts in the educational arena, including London Economics. Recently, two discussion papers looking at labour market outcomes and progression in further education. More details and links to the papers are provided below.   Labour market outcomes disaggregated by subject […]

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IPPR Economics Prize – Winning Entry

Sector:Public Policy
Client:Institute for Public Policy Research
Published: July, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics are delighted to announce that 7 members of our team have been awarded joint first prize in the Institute for Public Policy Research’s Economics Prize. This is the third largest prize in the economics discipline in the world, and is aimed at developing a roadmap for sustainable and inclusive growth across the United […]

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Industry 4.0 and the Future of UK Space Manufacturing – July 2019

Sector:Space
Client:Innovate UK
Published: July, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency, to undertake a study to explore the future opportunities and challenges around adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in the UK Space Manufacturing sector. The study assists Innovate UK and the UK Government to better understand how UK Space Manufacturing can benefit from, and fit […]

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Counting the Cost of the Augar Review – July 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:N/A
Published: July, 2019
Document type:Presentation

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics undertook a detailed analysis of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in the UK) and EU-domiciled students […]

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

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Gatsby Foundation
Published: 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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Assessing the Impact of the Augur Review – on the Exchequer, Higher Education Institutions, Students and Graduates

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Universities UK
Published: June, 2019
Document type:Report

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics were commissioned by Universities UK to estimate the impact of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in […]

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BBC Radio 4 – The University Time Bomb – March 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:BBC Radio 4
Published: April, 2019
Document type:Presentation

London Economics recently contributed to the BBC Radio 4 series The Great University Time Bomb. The two-part series hosted by Branwen Jeffreys addressed the many financial issues currently facing the higher education sector ahead of the Augar Review of higher education fees and funding and the Office for National Statistics assessment of student loan accounting treatment. Episode 1 […]

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Independent Assessment of the Open Data Institute’s Work on Data Trusts and on the Concept of Data Trusts – April 2019

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business
Client:Open Data Institute
Published: April, 2019
Document type:LE publication

As part of the ODI’s work on data trusts, LE provided an external assessment of the concept of data trusts, focusing on their economic function. The rationale for government support for data trusts as new a data sharing mechanism is framed in terms of their contribution to productivity, and development of AI and data-driven innovation […]

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