London Economics’ Consumer Behaviour and Protection team comprises of experienced economists who specialise in the understanding of consumer behaviour and preferences and consumer related issues. Underpinning all our work is a strong commitment to delivering methodologically robust and independent analysis that meet the needs of our clients.
We are undertaking an increasing number of studies to analyse consumer issues across different consumer markets for regulators, national government, the European Commission, the European Parliament and private sector clients. Types of studies we undertake include:
We apply a range of techniques and methodologies in order to analyse consumer issues including:
We work closely with the Behavioural and Experimental Economics team to apply behavioural and experimental economics in the context of consumer behaviour and protection.
Common to most of the projects is the notion that consumer behaviour, consumer protection and the functioning of retail markets are closely interlinked: consumer behaviour and protection policies have important impacts on the functioning of retail markets and, at the same time, the functioning of retail markets has important welfare effects for consumers and lead to consumer protection initiatives.
Head of the team
Our Consumer Behaviour and Protection team is led by James Suter, who is a Senior Economic Consultant at London Economics. James Suter specialises in the understanding of consumer behaviour and preferences as well as consumer related issues. He has in depth knowledge and practical experience of techniques such as consumer behavioural experiments, willingness-to-pay analysis, contingent valuation and choice modelling. He has managed and delivered projects in the area of consumer behaviour and protection on behalf of Government departments and agencies, regulators and private sector clients.
James Suter has wide project management experience on consumer protection issues and holds both a postgraduate degree in economics and development economics and a joint honours undergraduate degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Nottingham.
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