Publications in: Productivity, Innovation and New Economy

2018/2019 SME Annual Report – Research & Development and Innovation by SMEs – November 2019

Client: ec-dg-easme-ec-dg-growth
Published: November, 2019

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis as part of the SME Performance Review, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2021. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

Accompanying Study to the EUROPEAN SME INNOVATION ASSOCIATE – PILOT ACTION – November 2019

Client: ec-dg-easme
Published: November, 2019

The study undertaken by a consortium comprising CARSA, Ramboll, LE Europe, DIW Econ and Ecorys evaluates the functioning and impact of the pilot of the European SME Innovation Associate program. LE Europe estimated the scale of the program that would be required to address the skills gap currently faced by EU SMEs undertaking innovation activities […]

The Economic and Societal Benefits Deriving from the Presence of Hyundai and Kia in Europe (update)

Client: Hyundai Motor Company
Published: December, 2013

London Economics published updated figures on the contribution of Hyundai and Kia to the European economy. The key findings are: Almost 317,000 people owe their jobs to the presence of Hyundai and Kia in the European Union Hyundai and Kia contributed €2.1 billion in taxes and duties to European governments in 2012 The majority of […]

2012/2013 Annual Report on European SMEs

Client: EC DG Enterprise and Industry
Published: November, 2013

The 2012/13 report on European SMEs was prepared by a consortium comprising CARSA, DIW, DIW econ, Innova, London Economics, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (University of Manchester) and PwC Luxembourg. The report provides an overview of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and their contribution to growth and jobs, as emphasised in the Small […]

Performance-based Full Policy Cycle for the Digital Single Market

Client: European Parliament
Published: October, 2013

A benchmarking exercise of a number of Digital Single Market policy initiatives recently proposed by the European Commission against the performance-based policy model shows that the current policy development and assessment process could be improved markedly by following the performance-based policy model set out in the present study.

The Cost of Non-Europe: the Untapped Potential of the European Single Market

Client: European Commision – Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA)
Published: October, 2013

While the growth-creating potential of the Single Market has long been recognised, evidence on the remaining untapped potential of the Single Market (where such potential lies, how much additional growth it could deliver, and which policy measures would help unlock it) was largely missing. London Economics, in association with PwC, were commissioned by the European […]

Implications of the European Commission’s Proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation for Business

Client: N/A
Published: October, 2013

Uncertainty about the final shape of the new EU Data Protection Regulation does not mask one fact – they will change how every organisation has to deal with personal information and the cost base and risk factors involved. Whether through the impact of new consent requirements or the need to employ a Data Protection Officer, […]

A European Single Point of Contact

Client: European Parliament
Published: July, 2013

This research study for the European Parliament discusses the features and value added of a European single point of contact. The large number of European level online services combined with an extensive range of services at national level generates complexity in identification of the most appropriate services, and in understanding their different competencies. Such complexity […]

Regulation on the Approval and Market Surveillance of Two- or Three-wheeled Vehicles and Quadricycles

Client: European Parliament
Published: February, 2012

This study is a three-part impact assessment of amendments proposed by the IMCO Committee to three measures contained in the European Commission’s proposal for a “Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheeled vehicles and quadricycles”. The first part concerns the fitting of an anti-lock braking system (ABS), the second part concerns […]

Economic and Social Impact of Software and Software-based Services (SSBS)

Client: EC DG Information Society
Published: August, 2010

The study evaluates the potential economic and social impact of software-based services in the EU and identifies the drivers of growth and competitiveness of the sector, the current barriers limiting the sector’s development, the policy actions needed to remove those barriers, and the economic and social impact of such actions.