London Economics is a specialist economic consultancy providing independent quantitative analysis covering all aspects of higher education – both in the UK and internationally. Over 15 years, we have delivered a range of research projects to individual higher education institutions incorporating economic impact analyses, cost-benefit and cost effectiveness analyses, quality assurance, as well as analyses of higher education finances, students and staff.

We are a key supplier to a range of central Government Departments and Devolved Administrations (DfE, BEIS, Scottish Government, Welsh Government), NDPBs (Social Mobility Commission), university mission groups (Russell Group, Guild HE, million+, Group of Eight (Australia)), membership associations (Universities UK, Royal College of Nursing), unions (UCU, UNISON, NUS), regulators (Office for Students, Ofqual), think-tanks and charities (HEPI, IPPR, Gatsby Foundation) and private sector organisations (Pearson).

As a result of both the independence and the quality of the analysis undertaken, London Economics is considered sector experts in the economics of higher education, and we are often asked to deliver economic insights to key policy makers and stakeholders. Recent reports have included a valuation of the student loan book; understanding the economic impact of international students at parliamentary constituency level; the cost implications of the Augar Review; the impact of Brexit on higher education enrolments; and most recently, the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on university finances.

Legal status Private Limited Company

VAT registered Yes



Phone 020 3701 7703

Main contact Dr Gavan Conlon