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07/08/2012 - Supermarkets, suppliers and consumers (summary)

Europe Economics and Consumers International have recently collaborated on a paper dealing with supermarkets and their relationships with suppliers and consumers.  Bob Young of Europe Economics recently spoke on this topic at a conference organised by the Oxford University Faculty of Law (the Centre for Competition Law and Policy).  The full paper runs to thirty pages and the summary to ten. Both may be downloaded here.  

29/06/2012 - Economic Analysis of a Plain Packs Requirement in the UK - A report for JT International and Gallaher Ltd.

Dr Andrew Lilico and Europe Economics have written a report for JT International and Gallaher Ltd. (both members of the Japan Tobacco Group), providing expert advice on the economic issues raised by aspects of the UK Department of Health’s consultation on standardised packaging of tobacco products. This report expands on our previous report, written in 2008, on “Economic analysis of a display ban and/or plain packs requirement in the UK”. 

20/01/2012 - The Relationship between Sustainable Growth and Risk-free Rate: Evidence from UK Government Gilts

This paper investigates whether movements in index-linked government bond yields are correlated with movements in medium-term GDP growth rates in the way one might expect from theory. The paper finds that movements in UK ten-year index-linked gilts can now be seen to have been highly correlated with movements in average ten-year GDP growth (a relationship that has not been obvious until the recent recession). As theory implies should be possible, we appear to be able to infer an excellent forecast for the ten-year ahead growth rate of the economy from the yield on index-linked bonds. When we apply this model to current data, the forecast growth rate is markedly lower than that produced by approaches such as those used by the UK Office for Budget Responsibility.

14/12/2011 - Contingent Legal Aid Funds: an outline feasibility study for the General Council of the Bar

Bob Young from Europe Economics, has published a feasibility study concerning Contingent Legal Aid Finds, for the Bar Council. The full report is available here.

05/12/2011 - Continental Shift: Safeguarding the UK’s financial trade in a changing Europe

Europe Economics provided analysis for the Open Europe report on safeguarding the UK's financial trade in Europe.  Open Europe argues that the Government must seek to safeguard the economic benefits to Europe and the UK offered by the financial services sector. We contributed to the quantification of the impact of financial centres and financial development on growth.