01.07.2016 – ORR Report

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published Economic Insight’s report A cross-sector review of outcomes frameworks to inform early work for its Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2).  Our report reviews 15 outcomes frameworks across healthcare, water, transport, energy, post, and education.  It drew inferences both in terms of  the design of outcomes frameworks and the process…

28.06.2016 – LSB Report

Catherine Dixon, Chief Executive of the Law Society of England and Wales, today referenced Economic Insight’s report Unregulated legal service providers – Understanding supply-side characteristics, commissioned by the Legal Services Board (LSB), in the Commons Justice hearing on legal services regulation.  We undertook both qualitative and quantitative analysis for this in depth study of the supply side…

17.06.2016 – The Water Report Article

The Water Report has published an article by Sam Williams “New markets: short term costs and long term gains”.  The article discusses how the nature of costs incurred in liberalised markets can differ from those in regulated monopoly markets; and how in some cases “additional” costs may arise – even if in totality, costs are…

03.06.2016 – Utility Week Article

Utility Week has published an article by James Harvey “If at first you don’t succeed…”. The article discusses the use of experiments in order to develop better customer engagement in regulated markets.  It is available for download in the publications section of this website.

01.06.2016 – RSSB Appointment

RSSB (the Rail Standards and Safety Board) has hired Economic Insight to provide strategic advice to support the ongoing review by the ORR (Office of Rail and Road) into RSSB’s role, funding and governance.  Economic Insight will be working closely with RSSB’s senior team to help manage the organisation’s engagement in the review process.

16.05.2016 – Ofgem Appointment

Ofgem appoints Economic Insight to assist with the implementation of the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) energy market investigation remedies.  Economic Insight is working with Ofgem to help address the removal of some Retail Market Review (RMR) rules and to develop randomised control trials (RCTs) for effective billing and empowering and engaging consumers.

19.04.2016 – European Competition Law Review

The European Competition Law Review has published an article by Madeleine Matos “Price frames, consumer decision making and consumer harm – when does one lead to another?”.  The article assesses how the way prices are presented, so called price frames, as well as their levels can affect competition and consumer welfare.  It is available for…

23.03.2016 – New Client Commission

Economic Insight has been hired by a leading sports equipment retailer to help it identify and evaluate a range of pricing strategy options, where a key consideration is how to generate additional value from its bricks and mortar stores in the face of increased competition from online.