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01/12/2009 - US Small Business Administration in Public Procurement

Our report on the role of the US Small Business Administration in public procurement has been published by the Enterprise Trust. To access the report through the Enterprise Trust website, click on 'Procurment and SMEs in the US'.

01/12/2009 - Ex-ante Evaluation of the Proposed Alternative Investment Managers Directive

This Short Impact Assessment by Europe Economics builds on the Impact Assessment carried out by the European Commission to provide a quantitative assessment of the costs and benefits associated with the so-called “AIFM Directive”. It considers the rationale for intervention in the AIFM sector, as well as alternative approaches for regulation

26/11/2009 - Retail Insurance Market Study

Europe Economics' 'Retail Insurance Market Study' for DG Internal Market and Services of the European Commission has just been published. This study examines the market structure, the scale of cross-border activity, the evolution in premiums and profitability and innovation in insurance pricing across the whole of the EU27. It is focused on motor and home insurance and incorporates comparisons to either the USA or to selected US States. The study includes the results of an extensive mystery shopping exercise and ground-breaking analysis of the size and direction of cross-border activity in these markets.

24/11/2009 - Zero Carbon for New Non-Domestic Buildings: Impact Assessment

On 24 November 2009 the Department of Communities and Local Government published a Consultation on Policy Options for Zero Carbon in Non-Domestic Buildings. The full Impact Assessment for these options was carried out by Europe Economics. The cost benefit analysis includes an assessment of the benefits from reductions in CO2 emissions.  

21/10/2009 - Cost of Capital and Financeability at PR09

Ofwat published its final price determinations for the water industry on November 25 2009. Water companies now have a few weeks to decide whether to accept Ofwat's determinations or to appeal to the Competition Commission. Europe Economics have been advising Ofwat on cost of capital and financeability. Our updated report on the cost of capital has been published on the Ofwat website.