Publications

New Year, New You, New Nudges

Client: N/A
Published: January, 2022

Only around a third of us manage to keep our new year’s resolutions[i]. As 2022 begins, Joscelyn Miller from London Economics’ Behavioural Team reflects on why we are so bad at sticking to plans and how adopting a behavioural approach can help you succeed this year…  The new year perfectly lends itself to goal setting, […]

Assessing Impact of a Flat and Variable Deposit Fee for Romanian Deposit Return Scheme – December 2021

Client: Alucro Romania
Published: December, 2021

As countries seek to reduce waste and boost recycling, many are considering Deposit Return Schemes for drinks packaging. Designs vary from fixed to variable deposits. LE’s study on the design of a Deposit Return Scheme in Romania illustrates that countries should consider carefully the design features of these schemes. The summary report can be downloaded […]

Consultancy Research in the UK Maritime Technology Sector – November 2021

Client: Department for Transport
Published: November, 2021

The consortium, composed of London Economics (lead) and NLA International (NLAI), was commissioned by Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) to undertake economic research to inform the Department for Transport (DfT) approach to supporting the smart shipping industry in the UK. The research focuses on the UK’s strengths in smart shipping technology and provides economic […]

Economic Impact of the University of Oxford – October 2021

Client: University of Oxford
Published: October, 2021

London Economics were commissioned to analyse the economic impact of the University of Oxford on the UK economy, focusing on the 2018-19 academic year. The analysis identified that: The total economic impact on the UK economy associated with the University of Oxford’s activities in 2018-19 was estimated at approximately £15.7 billion. In terms of the […]

Economic Impact of Robotic and Autonomous Systems – October 2021

Client: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Published: October, 2021

London Economics’ Data & Technology team were commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to find out where the key economic opportunities lie for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) uptake. We identify several opportunities in which RAS could provide significant economic benefits, such as crop harvesting, nuclear decommissioning & surgery. However, […]

The Economic Impact of the University of Glasgow – October 2021

Client: University of Glasgow
Published: October, 2021

London Economics were commissioned by the University of Glasgow to undertake an economic contribution to the United Kingdom. The analysis identified that: The total economic impact on the UK economy associated with the University of Glasgow’s activities in 2018-19 was estimated at approximately £4.4 billion. In terms of the components of this impact, the value […]

The Costs and Benefits of International Higher Education Students to the UK Economy – September 2021

Client: Higher Education Policy Institute and Universities UK International
Published: September, 2021

With 496,000 international students studying for qualifications at higher education institutions across the United Kingdom – equivalent to 20% of all HE students – international students contribute significantly to the economic and social prosperity of the United Kingdom, both in the short term during their studies as well as in the medium to longer term […]

HE Funding Threshold Changes – September 2021

Client: N/A
Published: September, 2021

In light of the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review, London Economics undertook some modelling of higher education fees and funding arrangements. Based on the current system of repayments facing the 2020-21 cohort of undergraduates, we were modelled the resource impact on the Exchequer of a change in the repayment threshold for graduates to £23,000. The analysis […]

The Costs and Benefits of Introducing the Autism Code of Practice – July 2021

Client: Welsh Government
Published: July, 2021

The Welsh Government commissioned LE Wales to assess the costs and benefits of introducing a Statutory Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services compared with the current situation (“business as usual”) and with the introduction of primary legislation. The research was undertaken between December 2020 and March 2021.

The Economic Cost of Providing Potential Refunds to Students During the Covid 19 Pandemic – June 2021

Client: LSE and University of Sheffield Students’ Unions
Published: June, 2021

London Economics were commissioned by the LSE and University of Sheffield Students’ Unions to undertake a piece of analysis on higher education fees and funding. Underpinned by the significant financial constraints facing higher education institutions as a result of the pandemic, we were tasked with analysing a range of alternative approaches to provide domestic students […]