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27/06/2011 - Taking stock of utilities procurement

DG MARKT has published Europe Economics' work on Directive 2004/17/EC, which extends the EU Public Procurement rules to the utility sectors. This work estimates for the first time the value of the procurement subject to this Directive and assesses, given the changes in the utility sectors since the introduction of the Directive, the continued rationale for applying the Directive to the utility sectors.

23/06/2011 - Estimating the Benefits from the Procurement Directives

DG MARKT has published Europe Economics' work on the quantification of the benefits of the EU Procurement Directives.  This work estimates econometrically the relationships between improved procurement practice and final values of specific awards of contracts, on one hand, and the number of bidders, on the other, using the database on contract award notices published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

30/04/2011 - The Surcharges Supercomplaint: an Economic Perspective

Article by  Stefano Ficco and Saattvic for Competition Law Insight on whether the super-complaint regarding excessive online transaction surcharges by the consumer organisation Which? to the OFT is economically justifiable.

19/04/2011 - Implementation of LRAIC in the Postal Sector in the UK

As Royal Mail faces an extraordinarily challenging period, one of the most powerful regulatory techniques with which it and the regulators will be engaging is LRAIC.  Europe Economics' new report for Postcomm explaining how these concepts should be applied in the postal sector has been published.

19/04/2011 - The Weighted Average Cost of Capital for Ofgem's Future Price Control (Phase III Report)

Europe Economics's advice to Ofgem on the cost of capital for transmission and gas distribution (Phase III Report).