An Experimental Test of Design Alternatives for the British 3G / UMTS Auction

Client: LE Working Paper
Published: January, 2002

In spring 2000, the British government auctioned off licences for Third Generation mobile telecommunications services. In the preparation of the auction, two designs involving each a hybrid of an English and a sealed-bid auction were suggested by the government: a discriminatory and a uniform price variant. We report an experiment on these two designs, and […]

Investigating the Use of Regional Economic Forecasting Models in Wales

Client: Welsh Assembly Government
Published: January, 2002

The report for Future Skills Wales reviews the economic forecasts and forecast models used by Education and Learning Wales (ELWa) and its partners, sets out a number of recommendations on how greater benefits could be derived from the forecasting-related activities, and examines how regional data and regional forecasts can be used in a skills’ gap […]