Publications in: Behavioural Economics

Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy: Results from a Large Scale Behavioural Experiment and Survey in the EU

Client: CHAFEA
Published: October, 2019

Divisional Director James Suter presented LE Europe’s study for the European Commission on consumer behaviour in the Circular Economy at the 2019 PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) conference on 20th September 2019 in Berlin. James explained how the findings of the study could be used by policy makers to increase consumers’ engagement in various […]

Presentation of LE-Europe’s Behavioural Study on the Digitalisation of the Marketing and Distance Selling of Retail Financial Services

Client: european-commission
Published: June, 2019

Divisional Director James Suter presented LE-Europe’s behavioural study on the digitalisation of the marketing and distance selling of retail financial services at the joint CEPS-ECRI/European Commission conference on protecting consumers taking credit in the digital era, in Brussels on 18th June 2019. This study examines the impacts on consumers of practices used by providers of […]

Behavioural Study on the Digitalisation of the Marketing and Distance Selling of Retail Financial Services – April 2019

Client: european-commission-consumers-health-food-executive-agency-chafea
Published: April, 2019

The study looked into the impacts on consumers of practices used by providers of retail financial services when marketing and selling their products online. Moreover, it suggested ways to improve how consumers are informed when looking to obtain financial products, such as consumer credit or bank accounts, on the internet. Some of the main findings: […]

Pre-contractual Information in Retail Energy Markets – Experimental Consumer Research – October 2018

Client: ec-dg-justice-consumers
Published: November, 2018

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study pre-contractual information in retail energy markets. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand consumers’ decision-making, attitudes and switching behaviour, and how to improve clarity and comparability in energy prices, consumption and contractual information. The study […]

Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy – October 2018

Client: european-commission-consumers-health-food-executive-agency-chafea
Published: October, 2018

The objective of this study was to provide policy-relevant insights on consumers’ engagement in the circular economy. The study involved several research tasks including a literature review across all EU countries as well as third countries, stakeholder interviews, consumer focus groups in 4 EU countries, an online consumer survey in 12 EU countries and an […]

Online Market Segmentation – Experimental Consumer Research and Economic Valuation – August 2018

Client: ec-dg-justice-consumers
Published: September, 2018

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study online personalised pricing and offers and targeted advertising. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, mystery shopping, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand how e-commerce websites use consumers’ personal information, and consumers’ attitudes and behaviour when faced with personalisation online. The […]

Single Digital Gateway: How EU Could Meet Expectations of Citizens and Businesses? – March 2018

Client: european-commission
Published: March, 2018

A briefing by Dr Charlotte Duke for the European Commission on behalf of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on the European Commission’s proposed regulation for a Single Digital Gateway.

Study on Consumers’ Decision-making in Insurance Services: A Behavioural Economics Perspective – November 2017

Client: ec-dg-justice-consumers
Published: November, 2017

This study focused on consumers’ decision-making in the non-life insurance market when purchasing domestically and cross-border. It tested ways to help consumers make better decisions using a behavioural experiment, collected complementary data on the supply side of the market, and examined potential savings consumers could make.

Understanding Consumer Vulnerability in the EU’s Key Markets – February 2016

Client: understanding-consumer-vulnerability-in-the-eus-key-markets-february-2016
Published: February, 2016

This study for the European Commission provides a new definition of vulnerable consumers, a new methodology for measuring consumer vulnerability and new insights into the actual patterns of consumer vulnerability. The large scale study employed stakeholder consultations, consumer surveys, focus groups and behavioural experiments across the EU28 plus Iceland and Norway

Consumer Market Study on the Functioning of Legal and Commercial Guarantees for Consumers in the EU – December 2015

Client: european-commission
Published: December, 2015

This study for the European Commission explores how well markets for Legal and Commercial Guarantees (LCGs) operate for consumers in Europe. The study includes consumer surveys and behavioural experiments to investigate how well consumers understand LCGs. The study provides policy recommendations to remedy any shortcomings detected. In particular, the results of will be used to […]