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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.
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.
Europe Economics’ final report on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) has been published. This study analyses the cost impacts expected to arise from the implementation of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s Technical Standards related to the MAR. Our work covered topics such as Market Soundings, Insider Lists and Suspicious Transaction and Order Reporting.
Defra has published Europe Economics' report on the economic need for improving intelligence within the food authenticity programme. The report explores the scope for applying economic intelligence to the analysis and
prediction of food fraud in the UK; we explore whether it is possible to predict the likelihood of fraud based on the economic variables that drive the potential profits to be made by committing such fraud.
Last year Bob Young was asked by the Fairtrade Alliance to estimate the cost of Unfair Trading Practices across the EU food supply chain, using two sizeable surveys conducted by an independent agency. His estimates are now to be used in further discussions within the European Commission so we publish Bob's paper here.