Publications

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.

A Pandemic’s Worth of Change – June 2021

Client: Webloyalty
Published: June, 2021

London Economics and Webloyalty reveal the top consumer trends formed during the pandemic which are here to stay and how behavioural economics can help your firm thrive post-pandemic.

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 […]

The Cost of Amending Repayment Thresholds Alongside Changes in Interest Rate and Loan Repayment Period – June 2021

Client: Higher Education Policy Institute
Published: June, 2021

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute to undertake 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 asked to model the resource impact on the Exchequer of the removal of real interest rates, the possible extension […]

Agenda for Change Pay and House Prices Since March 2011 – June 2021

Client: Royal College of Nursing
Published: June, 2021

London Economics were commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing to undertake an assessment of the how average UK house prices and total annual nursing staff pay has evolved since 2011. Using information from the Office for National Statistics and NHS Digital, the analysis identified that average house price inflation over the decade was approximately […]

Star Wars and Space Clubs

Client: N/A
Published: April, 2021

In 1999, Thomas Bell, writing for the US Center for Strategy and Technology suggested that it was “inevitable that mankind will weaponize space and equally likely that this will take place in the next thirty years”. Space is increasingly openly considered as a military domain alongside land, sea, air, and cyber, where national security and […]