Publications

Asset Management Market Study – Experimental Consumer Research and Focus Groups – April 2018

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:Financial Conduct Authority
Published: April, 2018
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As part of the FCA’s Asset Management Market study, London Economics conducted a behavioural experiment to test the impact of different ways of presenting information on charges on the extent that retail investors pay attention to charges in their decision-making. Treatments tested included: warning investors about the impact of charges a) via a written message […]

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Now You See It: Drawing Attention to Charges in the Asset Management Industry – April 2018

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:Financial Conduct Authority
Published: April, 2018
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A behavioural experiment conducted by London Economics formed the basis of the FCA’s Occasional Paper ‘Now you see it: drawing attention to charges in the asset management industry’. Our experiment tested the impact of different ways of presenting information on charges on the extent that retail investors pay attention to charges in their decision-making. The […]

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Settling the Counterfactual Debate: Is There a Preferable Counterfactual when Estimating the Returns to Vocational Qualifications? – April 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Centre for Vocational Education Research
Published: April, 2018
Document type:Report

Using information from the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data set, it is now possible to compare the characteristics and estimates for learners with different qualifications encompassing both types of counterfactuals used in the extant literature: learners in possession of qualifications at the ‘level-below’ and learners enrolling in similar vocational qualifications but failing to achieve (‘non-achievers’). […]

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Using Behavioural Science to Drive Behaviour Change in Reducing Risks of STIs – March 2018

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2018
Document type:Presentation

Dr Annette Cerulli-Harms spoke at the Public Policy Exchange conference on Student Sexual Health and Well Being on March 8th 2018 about how behavioural economics can be used to change the way we speak about sexual health. Annette explained the relevance of behavioural economics and cognitive biases in the area of public health including sexual […]

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Review of International Best Practice in the Production of Productivity Statistics – February 2018

Sector:Public Policy
Client:Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published: February, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics and DIW Econ were commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to examine the productivity measures that are published by other national and international statistical organisations (NISOs) around the world and includes information on the range, timeliness, detail and frequency of the productivity data they produce. The report summarises the productivity publications […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – February 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:London Economics’ Publication
Published: February, 2018
Document type:LE publication

With the potential review of higher education approaching, London Economics have undertaken further modelling of the costs to the Exchequer associated with amending the interest charged on student loans, as well as the abolition of tuition fees. The analysis demonstrates that charging a 0% real rate of interest during study would cost the Exchequer £230 million per […]

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The Costs of Amending Student Support Arrangements – February 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:London Economics’ Publication
Published: February, 2018
Document type:LE publication

With the potential review of higher education approaching, London Economics have modelled the costs to the Exchequer associated with a reduction in tuition fees to £6,000 and the re-introduction of maintenance grants. The analysis demonstrates that the cost of cutting fees stands at £1.169 billion per cohort, while maintenance grants cost £360 million. Importantly, despite […]

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Statistical Background Information for the Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – January 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Published: January, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by the Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to provide an extensive statistical background document describing development of household debt at both a macro and micro level, the problems that high debt levels cause for individuals and households, the supply of debt […]

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Privatisation of Electricity Transmission and Distribution Companies in Sultanate of Oman – January 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:NAMA (Electricity Holding Company)
Published: January, 2018
Document type:Note

London Economics has been appointed by NAMA as co-leader with Lazard Frères (Paris) for the privatisation of 5 electricity companies (4 distribution companies and 1 transmission company) of the Sultanate of Oman. LE is responsible for the preparation of the transaction structuring report which sets out the recommendations for the structure of the sale(s), undertaking […]

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