A Synthesis of the Mid-term Evaluations of the FIFG 2000-2006

Client: EC DG Fisheries
Published: March, 2004

This report for the European Commission – Directorate General For Fisheries summarises and highlights the key findings of 49 mid-term evaluations of the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance 2000-2006. The results of the report were presented at the conference organised by the European Commission “Steering Towards 2007-2013: What Financial Support for the Common Fisheries Policy […]

Study on the Returns to Various Types of Investment in Education and Training

Client: EC DG Education Arts and Culture
Published: December, 2005

London Economics were commissioned to undertake a large-scale project for the EU Directorate General for Education, Arts and Culture on the rates of returns to the investment necessary to achieve the Lisbon educational targets using the European Labour Force Survey. The study computed the private and social costs of achieving the Lisbon targets for different […]

Impact Assessment of Implementing GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) – Trade Effects

Client: EC DG Enterprise and Industry
Published: May, 2006

In July 2003, the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) was formally adopted by the UN ECOSOC. Its aim is to bring together the major world classification and labelling (C&L) systems of chemicals (substances and preparations/mixtures) into a single new system. This part of the impact assessment provides empirical evidence on […]

Developments in Car Retailing and After-sales Markets Under Regulation 1400/2002

Client: EC DG Competition
Published: June, 2006

This report reviews market developments in automotive retailing and after-sales sectors following the entry into force of the Regulation No. 1400/2002 (the Block Exemption Regulation or, simply BER), the new EC regulation covering distribution and after sales services of new motor vehicles in the EU. The report focuses on the competition implications of the new […]

Study on the Economic Impact of Auditors’ Liability Regimes

Client: N/A
Published: September, 2006

This study focuses on the market for statutory audits of large companies in Europe. It reviews first the state of the international market for audit firms in the EU. Next, it examines the insurance market for statutory audits. It then examines the likely short-run and long-run effects of the possible disappearance of one or more of […]

The Case for State Lotteries

Client: European Lotteries and Toto Association
Published: September, 2006

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the gaming market in the EU25 and assesses the likely impact of full liberalisation of gaming activities on lotteries and good causes funded by lotteries. The report also reviews the wider socio-economic effects of gaming.

Incentive Proposals for Quality of Service Measures in Finnish Electricity Distribution

Client: EMV
Published: November, 2006

This report, prepared for the Energy Market Authority of Finland (EMV) reviews how customer quality of service be regulated and recommends that the regulation include some form of incentives that result in rewards or penalties if measured targets are not met. It also proposes that specific regulations be enacted for separate service categories and reviews […]

Impact Assessment Relating to the Economic and Governance Evolution of Space in Europe

Client: EC DG Enterprise and Industry
Published: April, 2007

London Economics were one of the contributors to this RPA led study for the European Commission’s DG Enterprise & Industry. The research reviewed the market for space and space related services, including the development of a number of demand scenarios, and also reviewed the roles of the key public sector actors and undertook an analysis […]

IBPT Decision on the Approach to the Regulation of Price Squeeze in Telecommunications Markets

Client: Institut Belge de Poste et Telecommunications
Published: July, 2007

London Economics assisted the Institut Belge de Poste et Telecommunications with the development of IBPT’s guidelines on its approach to the regulation of price squeeze in telecommunications markets. LE, working with legal advisors McDermott Will & Emery/Stanbrook LLP, advised on regulatory practices in other countries, on the appropriate structure of the test and on the […]

Study on the Impact of Co-operative Groups on the Competitiveness of Their Craft and Small Enterprise Members

Client: EC DG Enterprise and Industry
Published: January, 2008

London Economics were commissioned by EC DG Enterprise and Industry to undertake an in-depth study on the impact of co-operative groups on the competitiveness of their craft and small enterprise members. The analysis undertaken was based on extensive identification of both co-operatives and their members across the European Union; primary data collection of information on […]