Publications

The State of Commercial Earth Observation – May 2020

Sector:Space
Client:European Space Agency (ESA)
Published: May, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Presentation

London Economics was commissioned by the European Space Agency to quantify the size of the Earth Observation (EO) market and NewSpace EO markets across Europe. The results of this study provides a basis for tracking industry growth and the emergence of new entrants across the value chain at a national level. The results are the […]

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Earth Observation: a Tool for a More Resilient and Sustainable World?

Sector:Space
Client:N/A
Published: May, 2020
Document type:LE publication

As the world restarts and enters the next phase of the global pandemic, the question of “how to avoid the next crisis?” emerges. In this second issue of Space in Focus, Romain Esteve presents new data on the European EO industry and explores how EO data can be used to inform post-COVID-19 policy and meet […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Deferral Rates and Student Switching – May 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:University and College Union
Published: May, 2020
Document type:Report

As part of our ongoing work with the University and College Union on university finances, London Economics commissioned YouthSight to survey undergraduate applicants to assess the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education enrolments. We asked respondents two questions about attitudes towards deferral – one relating to a ‘business as usual’ scenario […]

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The Scottish Space Cluster – May 2020

Sector:Space
Client:Scottish Enterprise
Published: May, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Report

Scottish Enterprise commissioned London Economics to identify the size, capabilities, strengths, opportunities, potential growth and trends of the Scottish Space industry. Overall, the size of the Scottish Space industry is estimated at £254m in 2017/18, suggesting 12% per annum growth in real terms since 2012/13. This income supports Gross Value Added of £880m and 8,000 […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Finances – April 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:University and College Union
Published: April, 2020
Document type:LE publication

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to consider the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education institutions’ enrolments and finances. Combining the impact of the economic downturn with the expected deferral rate due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, compared to 2018-19 first year enrolments, approximately 232,000 […]

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MarRINav: Cost Benefit Analysis – April 2020

Sector:Space
Client:European Space Agency (ESA)
Published: April, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Report

The MarRINav project explores the vulnerabilities of GNSS as a position, navigation and timing solution. The project, funded by the European Space Agency and led by Blue Economy solutions company NLA International Ltd, is also researching systems complementary to GNSS that add layers of integrity and resilience. London Economics’ contribution consisted in analysing the economic […]

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Feasibility Study into the Viability of Establishing a No-Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) in the UK – March 2020

Sector:Space
Client:HM Treasury
Published: March, 2020
Document type:Report

London Economics has completed a feasibility study into the viability of establishing a no-interest loans scheme in the UK for HM Treasury. Based on wide stakeholder consultations, desk-based research and analysis of various datasets, this study examined various options for potential access and eligibility criteria for the scheme, how such a scheme might be structured, […]

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The UK Space Sector: Insights and Opportunities – March 2020

Sector:Space
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2020
Document type:Presentation

Senior Economic Consultant, Farooq Sabri presented at “The UK Space Sector: Insights and Opportunities” held at the Silverstone Technology Cluster on 12th March 2020.   In his presentation “Growth Opportunities Across the Space Supply Chain” he highlighted key market trends for advanced manufacturing in the space sector and identified growth opportunities for UK companies. For […]

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