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07-11-2005
Reducing administrative burdens boosts the economy
An analysis prepared for The Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs (Økonomi- og Erhvervsministeriet) by Copenhagen Economics shows that whenever administrative burdens are reduced by 1 billion DKK, total value added rises by 1.4 billion DKK. Moreover, by lowering administrative burdens in one sector, firms in other sectors benefit through lower input prices. While at the same time, households benefit through both lower prices and higher wages. The analysis is presented in chapter 6 of Vækstredegørelse 05 published on 3rd November 2005 by The Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs. Further information: Mr Christian Jervelund Read the full report "Vækstredegørelse 05" in Danish
02-11-2005
Competition between Danish and foreign power plants may be limited
A report (in Danish) prepared for Energinet Danmark by Copenhagen Economics shows that competition between Danish and foreign power plants may be limited even when there is spare trading capacity on international transmission cables. In particular, this situation arises when prices are very high on international markets as in the winter 2002/2003. It follows that Danish power plants possess a dominant position on the relevant market more often than previously believed and that the risk of abuse of dominant position is higher. Further information: Dr Claus Kastberg Nielsen Read the full report in Danish
08-09-2005
Report on pricing of raw copper
Copenhagen Economics delivers new report to the Danish National IT and Telecommunications Agency. The report evaluates two specific issues regarding the pricing of access to the raw copper i.e. the part of the telecommuncations network which connects the end user to the local switch. Further information: Dr Claus Kastberg Nielsen Read the full report in Danish
11-08-2005
Significant gains from global services liberalisation
Services are an integral part of the global economy, but liberalisation of international services trade has received relatively modest attention. In an analysis prepared for the Danish Agency for Enterprise and Construction, Copenhagen Economics uses a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to show that significant economic gains can be realised from reducing barriers to services trade. Global gains could reach €115-210 billions each year, and developing countries would receive relatively larger gains than developed countries. On the national level, the Danish economy could gain at least 2 000 new jobs. Further information: Mr Christian Jervelund Read the report online in Danish