Publications in: Regulatory economics

Smart Single Market Regulation – September 2015

Sector:Regulatory economics
Client:European Parliament
Published: September, 2015
Document type:Report

This study proposes a consolidated governance system that would serve as a tool for smart Single Market regulation toward 2020 and beyond. It outlines areas for improvement in Single Market regulation through the adoption of performance-based policy concepts; and reviews the scope for making better use of the Single Market governance tools to improve the […]

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Potential Impacts of Stamp Price Increases: Consumer Research

Sector:Regulatory economics
Client:Consumer Focus
Published: February, 2012
Document type:Report

Consumer Focus has published the report by LE Europe “Potential impacts of stamp price increases: Consumer research”. The study examines how consumers might react to stamp price increases in the context of potential rises following Ofcom’s Royal Mail price control, using an online choice experiment methodology. In particular, we analyse the extent to which consumers […]

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Estimating the Value of Lost Load (VoLL)

Sector:Regulatory economics
Client:Ofgem
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

This report for Ofgem estimates the Value of Lost Load (VoLL) for domestic and SME, industrial and commercial (I&C), and electricity producing gas consumers. VoLL represents the value that gas users attribute to security of gas supply and the estimates could be used to provide a price signal about the adequate level of security of […]

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Consumer Information on Broadband Speed and Net Neutrality Experiment

Sector:Regulatory economics
Client:Ofcom
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

Ofcom has published the report by LE Europe “Consumer information on Broadband Net Neutrality”. This study uses an economic experiment and behavioural economics to test the impact on consumers’ internet package choice of how information about packages is presented. Participants in the experiment were faced with different information frames, including the use of colour coding […]

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Review of Company Surveys of Consumer Willingness to Pay to Reduce the Impacts of Transmission Infrastructure on Visual Amenity

Sector:Regulatory economics
Client:Ofgem
Published: October, 2011
Document type:Report

In the context of potential measures to reduce the visual amenity impacts of existing transmission infrastructure, this LE Europe study for Ofgem provides a critical review of willingness to pay evidence provided to Ofgem by the transmission operators. The first step of the review involved determining a current best practice model for WTP studies assessing […]

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Study on Consumers’ Postal Practices and Socio-economic Needs in Terms of the Quality and Provision of the Priority Postal Service

Sector:Regulatory economics
Client:ARCEP and DGCIS of Ministry of Economiy, Finance and Industry
Published: June, 2011
Document type:Report

The study focuses on the postal practices and needs of households and businesses, especially SMEs. The first part of the study examines the extent to which the postal service is important to users, the users’ knowledge of postal products, their current postal practices, their sensitivity to the time it takes for a postal product to […]

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Quality of Services and Consumers’ Needs: Recent Evidence from France

Sector:Regulatory economics
Published: June, 2011
Document type:Presentation

19th CPDE, CRRI, Jersey, June 2011.

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Measuring Consumer Detriment from Postal Quality-Price Misperceptions in France

Sector:Regulatory economics
Published: February, 2011
Document type:Presentation

CCRP workshop, Aston University, Birmingham, February 2011.

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The Functioning of Retail Electricity Markets in the European Union

Sector:Regulatory economics
Client:EC DG SANCO
Published: November, 2010
Document type:Report

LE Europe, in cooperation with Ipsos, IBF Consulting and CRIOC, were commissioned by the EC DG Health and Consumers (SANCO) to examine the functioning of retail electricity markets in the European Union. Based on consumer surveys, stakeholder surveys and mystery shopping exercises carried out in the 27 Member States, the study shows that, although consumers […]

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Small Business Cost of Capital

Sector:Regulatory economics
Client:Association of Independent Gas Transporters
Published: October, 2010
Document type:Report

This report estimates the cost of capital for small independent gas transport (IGT)companies. The report was submitted to Ofgem as part of their consultation on the cost of capital for the legacy IGT sector in the UK as part of their normal 5-year review. LE Europe has estimated the weighted-average cost of capital (WACC) for […]

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