Publications

2018/2019 SME Annual Report – Research & Development and Innovation by SMEs – November 2019

Client:EC DG EASME / EC DG GROWTH
Published: November, 2019
Document type:

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis as part of the SME Performance Review, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2021. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

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Accompanying Study to the EUROPEAN SME INNOVATION ASSOCIATE – PILOT ACTION – November 2019

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:EC DG EASME
Published: November, 2019
Document type:Report

The study undertaken by a consortium comprising CARSA, Ramboll, LE Europe, DIW Econ and Ecorys evaluates the functioning and impact of the pilot of the European SME Innovation Associate program. LE Europe estimated the scale of the program that would be required to address the skills gap currently faced by EU SMEs undertaking innovation activities […]

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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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Economic Evaluation of the International Partnership Programme (IPP): Cost Effectiveness Analysis – October 2019

Sector:Space
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: October, 2019
Document type:Report

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefits to emerging and developing economies around the world. The aim of this study is […]

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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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Economic Evaluation of the International Partnership Programme (IPP): Economic Return to the UK – October 2019

Sector:Space
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: October, 2019
Document type:Report

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefits to emerging and developing economies around the world. his report quantifies a secondary objective […]

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CVER Discussion Papers Published – September 2019

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