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Taking Regulation to the Masses? The Trend Towards Customer Engagement

Taking Regulation to the Masses? The Trend Towards Customer Engagement

01/06/2017

When most people hear the word “regulation,” they likely think about government bureaucrats and bloated agencies. For people who have a more positive view of regulation, they probably are still thinking in terms of government directives that in some way will help society. What likely comes to...

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The “Sharing Economy”: Estimating The Benefits From Ridesharing

The “Sharing Economy”: Estimating The Benefits From Ridesharing

11/04/2017

The “Sharing economy”: Estimating The Benefits From Ridesharing The sharing economy has taken the world by storm – at least in the places where it’s been allowed to operate. Presented as a more efficient way to connect buyers and sellers, companies such as Uber have revolutionised...

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Jamie Vardy’s having a party! At the expense of the education of hundreds of thousands of teenagers

Jamie Vardy’s having a party! At the expense of the education of hundreds of thousands of teenagers

31/05/2016

Written by Dr Rob Metcalfe On June 10th, the 2016 European Championship starts in France.  England, Northern Ireland, and Wales will be represented at the tournament.  Not since 1986 have we had three home nations at a major finals – it’s Wales’ first since 1958! It is going to be a...

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Saving the Planet, Upping the Profit: Lessons from Virgin Atlantic Airlines

Saving the Planet, Upping the Profit: Lessons from Virgin Atlantic Airlines

09/05/2017

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it S…actually, I bet it’s a plane. In today’s world, air travel is all around us – and that’s a good thing. In 2011, aviation alone contributed almost $50 billion to the UK’s GDP. Airlines like Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA) help make our communities and...

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Uber generates 18-million-dollars of consumer ‘wellbeing’ every day

Uber generates 18-million-dollars of consumer ‘wellbeing’ every day

30/09/2016

The price of a good in a market reflects both consumer value and the cost of producing the good.  On the consumer side, for a consumer to buy a good, his or her willingness to pay for the good (that is the value of the good to the consumer) must be at least the market price of the good.  If the...

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