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23/03/2016 - Analysis of Public Spending and Local Taxation in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK

Europe Economics was commissioned by Scotland in Union to perform an analysis of Scotland's expenditure and revenue compared to the rest of the UK. Our research showed that Scotland enjoys higher spending on public services, more capital investment and lower taxes as a result of being in the UK. Analysis of the latest GERS figures showed that being part of the UK is worth around £8.8bn to Scotland.

15/03/2016 - The Uses (and Abuses) of Modelling Adjustments

Our report on “The uses (and abuses) of Modelling Adjustments in Internal-Ratings Based Models” has been published by the Association for Financial Markets in Europe.

26/02/2016 - The Contribution made by Beer to the European Economy

Europe Economics was commissioned by the Brewers of Europe to update and extend their analysis of the direct, indirect and induced economic impact of the European beer industry, both across the EU as a whole and in individual Member States.

25/01/2016 - The Cost of Non-Europe in the Sharing Economy

Europe Economics was commissioned by the European Parliament to study the potential of the Sharing Economy in the EU, the obstacles to that potential being realised and how changes to regulatory policy might address some of those obstacles. Our report has been published as part of a somewhat larger report from the European Parliamentary Research Service, with our contribution starting at page 33.

13/01/2016 - Proof of Flow under Market Coupling

Ofgem has published a report written by our Consultant Benjamin Tannenbaum on “Proof of flow under market coupling”, which includes an economic analysis of the trading arrangements and the barriers to entry in wholesale power trades in Europe. The report assesses the economic impact on power market participants of a range of different options for estimating the path of power in an interconnected system where power price and cross-border capacity allocation are determined simultaneously and anonymously.