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22/09/2015 - Dominant Positions in National Railway Transport Services Markets

The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has published Europe Economics’ study on dominant positions in national railway transport services markets, as part of its external consultation on Dutch rail. The research provides evidence to be used by ACM in identifying possible relevant markets and the competitive conditions in these markets. The study used conjoint analysis to estimate the sensitivity of train passengers to changes in the price and quality of services. The estimates were then used to assess the profitability of passenger operators when prices are potentially increased by a “small” amount (following the concept of a SSNIP test for defining markets). The results of the study show evidence of instances where passenger operators may have a dominant position. The research also shows situations where freight operators have a dominant position, especially in those market segments where freight transport by road and inland waterway are not perceived as alternatives to rail.

15/07/2015 - Access to Patented Medicines in the EU - A report for MSD

Europe Economics has published a new study of the EU market for patented medicines. Serious problems are identified for patients in lower income countries, resulting from the combination of External Reference Pricing and parallel trade. You can view the annexes to this report here, and a discussion paper on the case for transparency in pricing here.

03/06/2015 - Valuing the Impact of Mergers and Identifying Undertakings in Lieu - A report for Ofwat

Europe Economics was commissioned by Ofwat to develop methodologies for valuing the impact of mergers in the water sector and identifying potential remedies, where these would be appropriate. The report focussed on approaches to estimating the potential impact of a merger on Ofwat’s ability to carry out comparative regulation, including the effect on Ofwat’s econometric models for wholesale costs. The study also considered approaches to assessing the potential benefits of a merger, and the impacts of any undertakings in lieu of a CMA reference that merging parties may wish to offer in the future under the forthcoming merger regime.

29/04/2015 - The Economic Impact of the ITU’s INR Charge Proposals - A report for the GSM Association

Europe Economics was engaged by the GSMA to assess the costs resulting from ITU attempts to recover its deficit by charging operators worldwide for the allocation of International Numbering Resources (INRs). Our research considered the scale of the likely technical and compliance costs, the likely incidence of those costs and how they might develop over time.

28/04/2015 - The Economic Impact of the Domestic Appliances Industry in Europe - A report for the European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED)

The European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED) commissioned Europe Economics to assess the social and economic impacts of the domestic appliances sector in the EU28 and its Member States, Switzerland, Norway, Russia and Turkey.  As a part of their work representing the sector, they wished to understand its role and importance in European economies.