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Every year, the work of our experts results in more than 200 reports, studies, and analyses. Most of them are published and available on our website.
Sometimes our work resonates and has a direct impact on the public agenda. At other times, it contributes more subtly to the making of superior decisions within a company, organisation, or courtroom.
The EU is considering adopting a law to ensure that all phones, tablets, and similar mobile devices use one type of charging cable – a EU common charger. The suggested benefits of such a reform is that it will improve consumer convenience and reduce electronic waste. However, a common charger will at the same time limit the ability and incentive for firms to innovate and improve charging solutions for consumers.
In our recent report for Apple, we provide novel data and insights on how EU consumers value innovation in charging cables and how their demand for chargers will change if a common charger is introduced. Based on a EU consumer survey, the results show that a delay in charger innovation leads to an estimated loss of consumer value of €1.5 billion (NPV over seven years). If the common charger instead completely blocks future innovation, the consumer loss will be nearly 10 times larger.
At the same time, the common charger will lead to only a minor reduction in EU cable demand and environmental benefit. EU consumers surveyed in the project report that they already have approximately one cable per mobile device (including old cables no longer in use). Given consumer usage and preferences that define how much sharing is possible, the scope for reducing the number of charging cables in the EU is therefore limited. In conclusion, the theoretical reduction in cable demand if a common charger is introduced corresponds in practice to a quite limited environmental gain – based on consumer evidence, we estimate that a mandatory common charger would reduce the carbon footprint to a value of €13 million (NPV over seven years).
Today, we host our annual Expert Witness Workshop in Copenhagen, where we have exclusively invited 13 external participants from five law firms in five countries.
Expert testimony by economic experts can be decisive in competition and dispute cases that are brought to court. Therefore, the purpose of the workshop is to train the planning and execution of expert testimony in court.
The training will take the form of e.g. role-plays where all is expected to take an active part in the roles of plaintiff, defendant, expert witness, and judge panel, respectively. Consultants from Copenhagen Economics will act as expert witnesses. Leading the judge panel is Senior Associate Henrik Rothe, who is former Chief Justice at the Danish Maritime & Commercial Court.
For further information about this workshop, please contact Karl Lundvall
Social media is often viewed as a tool that allows people to interact with family, friends, and a wider social circle by sharing information, images, and experiences in real time. Massive reductions in the cost of information and communication technology and the proliferation of internet access have led social media to become an everyday tool for many individuals and organisations across the globe.
In this report, we set out to gain a deeper understanding of how European businesses, in particular, use digital tools and social media to empower businesses throughout their lifecycle, from start-up to establishment and with every customer relationship. There is significant evidence that a broad range of digital tools can help businesses in all industries throughout Europe by reducing the costs of marketing and sales, reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship, expanding the reach of export markets, and facilitating innovation within businesses and throughout industries.
To explore these effects, we conducted a survey focusing on the role of social media, using Facebook apps and technologies as an example. Representatives from 7,720 businesses in 15 countries across the EU responded. The survey results suggest that digital technologies, like Facebook apps and technologies, facilitate business growth, trade, and innovation.
For further information and media enquiries regarding the findings and methodology of this report, please contact Dr Bruno Basalisco, available at email@example.com. For all other media enquiries regarding the Facebook Company, please contact Mihiri Bonney available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our team is characterised by senior experts with a creative and candid approach.
Henrik heads our Competition and Dispute Support services. He helps clients create sound regulation that improves their framework conditions, by helping them argue and document their case, and by developing strategies – all based on applied microeconomics.
Phone: +45 2829 2527
Claus is the founder of Copenhagen Economics and Managing Director of our Brussels branch.
Phone: +32 4 9187 9367 / +45 2253 1310
Anna heads our Swedish branch and is a reknown expert within the postal & delivery sector, often presenting at conferences across the world.
Phone: +46 7 6391 2274
Sigurd heads our work within Public Finance & Financial Markets. He has widespread experience to benefit from when helping clients finding the underlying cause of their economic or financial problems. He is primarily responsible for Energy & Climate and Public Finance & Financial Markets.
Phone: +45 5076 3030
Julia helps private sector clients to argue competition policy cases on sound economic analysis. She helps regulators devise future-oriented postal regulations and competitions policy regimes. Julia has great experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis for cartel damage calculations, particularly in the retail and manufacturing industries.
Phone: +32 4 9206 5285
Signe Rølmer heads our Natural Resources service and helps clients to understand the implications of different policies and behaviours and design better regulation and incentives. She has great experience in grasping new areas and details quickly, understanding how regulation affects markets and cost drivers.
Phone: +45 5373 2310
Karl specialises in competition and regulation cases. He helps clients with economic arguments and analysis in competition law cases, providing support which helps them present their cases convincingly.
Phone: +46 7 6187 2210
Bruno heads our Digital Economy service, and helps clients to find and present economic evidence. He particularly excels at determining how economic insight can help the client manage a complex context.
Phone: +45 5121 2004
Christian heads our Natural Resources and Health Care & Life Sciences services, as well as our innovative work in the area of behavioural economics. He helps clients succeed in regulatory management and design, and serves to increase the client's value of his analytical work.
Phone: +45 2871 3035
Hendrik helps clients to solve economic challenges related to the field of IP Valuation & Transfer Pricing. He specialises in measuring the value and impact of intellectual property, and using this to build sound license fee-, fair value- and damage assessments as well as strategies.
Phone: +46 7 6187 2665
Working with us, you will experience an agile company with a flat hierarchy and a high degree of trust. We continuously recruit young talents as well as practiced experts.
The Global Competition Review (GCR) lists Copenhagen Economics as one of the top 20 economic consultancies in the world and has done so since 2006.