Publications

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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Behavioural Study on the Digitalisation of the Marketing and Distance Selling of Retail Financial Services – April 2019

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

The study looked into the impacts on consumers of practices used by providers of retail financial services when marketing and selling their products online. Moreover, it suggested ways to improve how consumers are informed when looking to obtain financial products, such as consumer credit or bank accounts, on the internet. Some of the main findings: […]

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Wonkhe Podcast on Higher Education

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

Listen to London Economics discussing the implications for higher education of the March 2019 OBR Fiscal Outlook and Spring Statement, university accommodation, essay mills and HESA Data Futures: Data, housing, funding and cheating  

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The UK Tax Revenues from International Graduates – March 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published: March, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake a detailed analysis of taxation receipts accrued by the United Kingdom Exchequer associated with international graduates in the UK labour market post graduation. The analysis focuses on the expected income tax, National Insurance and VAT contributions generated by the 235,325 international students commencing their studies in […]

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Denmark’s Economic Vulnerability to a Loss of Satellite-based PNT – March 2019

Sector:Space
Client:Danish Inter-Governmental Space Committee
Published: March, 2019
Document type:Report

Danish press release Report in English with Danish summary London Economics were commissioned by the Danish Inter-Governmental Space Committee to analyse Denmark’s dependence on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT). As a modern society, Danish economic agents use GNSS for an increasing number of applications, and the report investigates the […]

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Analysis of the Value of Positioning Services in Denmark – March 2019

Sector:Space
Client:The Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency
Published: March, 2019
Document type:Report

Danish press release Danish report The Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency commissioned London Economics to analyse the value of positioning services to Danish society. The report primarily covers Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) that have emerged as a standard technology for positioning across the globe but does not omit the alternatives. Expected developments […]

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Future Options for Managing Customer Demand for Water – March 2019

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:Yorkshire Water
Published: March, 2019
Document type:Report

Yorkshire Water commissioned London Economics to write a paper on interventions to manage water demand with a special focus on interventions which use behavioural economics. The paper also assessed the effectiveness of temporary use bans (TUBs), commonly known as ‘hosepipe bans’, which must be introduced in times of severe droughts. A rapid evidence assessment of […]

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Understanding Customer Values – Behavioural Experiment Report – March 2019

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:Yorkshire Water
Published: March, 2019
Document type:Report | Survey

This study was undertaken for Yorkshire Water, as subcontractor to Aecom, to understand the values customers place on water service attributes as part of the 2019 price review process. London Economics conducted an online behavioural experiment to examine customers’ willingness to pay for service improvements and the impact of various framing treatments on customers’ valuations. […]

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Fees, Funding and Fairness – Understanding and Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:AdvanceHE
Published: March, 2019
Document type:Presentation

In light of the Augar Review, London Economics were asked by AdvanceHE to present an analysis of the main issues affecting higher education fees and funding. The analysis presents some estimates of the potential impact associated with a reduction in the tuition fee level (to £7,500) as well as the reintroduction of maintenance grants.  We […]

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