Publications

The Costs and Benefits of International Students by Parliamentary Constituency – January 2018

Sector:Education
Client:hepikaplan
Published: January, 2018
Document type:Report

Given the continuing political debate about the inclusion of international students in UK migration targets, and the limited number of analyses of their net economic impact to date, LE Europe were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake a detailed analysis of both the benefits and costs to […]

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Research into the Experiences and Effectiveness of Solicitors’ First Tier Complaints Handling Processes – January 2018

Sector:Behavioural
Client:solicitors-regulation-authority-sra
Published: January, 2018
Document type:Report

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Legal Ombudsman jointly commissioned LE Europe and YouGov to undertake research into solicitors’ handling of first tier complaints. The study used a consumer survey, a survey of firms and depth interviews with firms and consumers, to understand consumers’ and solicitors’ experiences of the complaints process. The research identified recommended […]

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The Payoff to Vocational Qualifications: Reconciling Estimates from Survey and Administrative Data – December 2017

Sector:Education
Client:centre-vocational-education-research
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

Estimating the wage differentials associated with particular qualifications has increasingly become part of the general ‘returns to education’ literature. Two particular strands of the literature looking at such qualifications can be identified: the first uses data on individuals obtained through representative sample surveys, such as the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in the UK, while the […]

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Wall Street Journal Reference to LE Europe Study on Impact of Single Market – December 2017

Sector:Education
Client:N/A
Published: December, 2017
Document type:Note

An article published on December 13, 2017 in the WSJ on recent developments in the EU internal market (https://www.wsj.com/articles/from-german-faucets-to-italian-chocolate-trade-barriers-are-rising-again-in-europe-1513185466) cites the LE Europe study The EU Single Market: Impact on Member States undertaken for  AMCHAM EU (http://www.amchameu.eu/sites/default/files/publications/files/amcham_eu_single_market_web.pdf).

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The EU Single Market: Impact on Member States – December 2017

Sector:Education
Client:american-chamber-of-commerce-to-the-eu-amcham-eu
Published: December, 2017
Document type:Report

This study provides up-to-date quantitative assessments of the impact of the Single Market on five broad economic indicators (GDP , household consumption, business investment, employment, and productivity) in each of the Member States, and estimates the impact it could have in future, if integration was deepened by each Member State. The findings highlight that that […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – December 2017

Sector:Education
Client:N/A
Published: December, 2017
Document type:

LE Europe’ modelling estimates that the recent decision of the government to raise the repayment threshold on student loan repayments to £25,000, alongside an increase in the interest rate thresholds will cost approximately £2.85 billion a cohort. Breaking down this estimate, the additional Exchequer expenditure includes £1.09 billion in costs associated with the lower level […]

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Consumer Behaviour Research – December 2017

Sector:Education
Client:the-law-society
Published: December, 2017
Document type:Report

The Law Society commissioned LE Europe to undertake behavioural economic research into how consumers search for legal services. The study used a behavioural experiment, focus groups and depth interviews to investigate how consumers access, assess and act on information. The research helped the Law Society to better understand the most useful information that solicitors can […]

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An Economic Assessment of Skill Gaps on Firm Productivity – November 2017

Sector:Education
Client:filtered
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Presentation

LE Europe has undertaken research for Filtered, an online training platform, providing comprehensive insight into employer demand for skills driven by skills gaps. Using the 2015 wave of the Employer Skills Survey (ESS), we found that skills gaps have a significant effect on a number of business outcomes, including losing business to competitors, delaying development, […]

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Peer Effects and Social Influence in Post-16 Educational Choice – November 2017

Sector:Education
Client:centre-vocational-education-research
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

Following the increase in the education participation age, individuals are now required to study towards either a vocational or academic qualification until their 18th birthday once they have completed their GCSEs. However, there is currently relatively little understanding of the factors which determine which route learners choose to follow. Attainment in secondary school is clearly […]

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The Journey from Childhood Skills to Adult Financial Capability – Analysis of the 1970 British Cohort Study – November 2017

Sector:Education
Client:money-advice-service
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

The Money Advice Service believes childhood and adolescence are vital times to influence future financial capability and that what happens in these years can have profound effects on financial outcomes. Too little is known about the factors in childhood and adolescence that contribute to long term financial outcomes. This research aims to contribute to filling […]

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