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Oxera’s work for Centrepoint featured in the Guardian

Many people want to give to charity, particularly at Christmas – and research shows their donations have a wider impact than they might expect. Oxera research conducted for the charity Centrepoint, which supports homeless young people, shows that the good work it does benefits more than just the young people: it also saves public money. 

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Oxera’s independent analysis of the proposed Quality Contracts Scheme in Tyne and Wear submitted to Nexus

The consultation on a proposed Quality Contracts Scheme (QCS) in Tyne and Wear closes today (November 22nd). A QCS would change the way in which bus services are delivered in the region and would be the first example of its type in Great Britain. Therefore, the outcome of the consultation process will have significant implications for bus passengers, bus operators and council taxpayers in the North East.

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Impact of Centrepoint’s intervention for homeless young people

On October 29 th  a report by Oxera was published on the cost benefit analysis of the interventions by Centrepoint, one of the largest charities addressing youth homelessness in the UK. This report is being published by ProBono Economics and is a part of Oxera's pro bono portfolio.

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Oxera delivers second workshop for competition law judges

In May 2013, Oxera delivered its first workshop for the Training of National Judges in EU competition law. The workshop was part of the European Commission’s ongoing initiative to ensure consistent decision-making in EU competition law across Member States, and was designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the economic principles and practical tools used in EU competition law disputes across Member States. This training plays an important role in ensuring better use of economics in courts, and thereby more informed decision-making in competition law and policy across Europe. 

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Oxera study on behavioural economics and competition policy published

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has published a study from Oxera entitled ‘Behavioural economics and its impact on competition policy: A practical assessment with illustrative examples from financial services’. Behavioural economics uses insights from psychology to explain the effects of cognitive and behavioural processes on consumer behaviour and market outcomes. Its usefulness for competition policy remains subject to intense debate.

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