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07-12-2006
Insights: Competition
Copenhagen Economics has today published the first number of our competition newsletter – Insights. The purpose of the publication is to share our knowledge of using economics in competition cases with clients and working partners. We will attempt to bring you practical and hands-on guidance to the most important economic analysis currently used in the EC competition cases. In order to inspire new ideas and to illustrate the potentials of economic analysis, will we provide examples of how economic reasoning has recently and successfully been used in competition cases in the Nordic region. To subscribe/unsubscribe to the newsletter please use this form   For the full issue click here
14-11-2006
Copenhagen Economics to analyse Swedish telecoms markets

Copenhagen Economics was recently awarded a two year contract to assist the Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) with economic analysis. The purpose of the investigations is to, within the area of electronic communication and post and basic counter service, e.g. analyse different markets, illustrate effects concerning national economy and illustrate consequences that are of importance to competition and to consumers. The investigations shall form the basis of the decisions that PTS makes in order to promote the market for electronic communication and the market for post and basic counter service.  

For further information please contact Martin Hvidt Thelle

01-11-2006
Assessing the actions of the Norwegian competition authority
Copenhagen Economics has recently been awarded a contract to assess the effects of the actions made by the Norwegian Competition Authority. The Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration and Reform (FAD) desires an evaluation of the competition authority’s actions in the areas of mergers, abuse of dominance and cartels. The report should also shed light on the total value generated by the competition authority’s actions by also by assessing the preventive effects from its actions. Further information Simen Karlsen
01-11-2006
The attractive Scout group
Copenhagen Economics has investigated how attractive scout groups in the Danish Guide and Scout Association differ from less attractive scout groups. An attractive scout group is a group with more members than socio-economic indicators, number of children and level of income for the neighbourhood in question suggest. Based on a comprehensive study including econometric analyses, questionnaire surveys and focus interviews, we conclude that the attractive scout groups have four elements in common: 1. Team spirit. Team work and flexibility is crucial. 2. Ambition. The group must have exiting and challenging activities. 3. Simplicity. The voluntary work as scout leader must be easy and well-arranged, e.g. through practical routines. 4. Leadership. The leadership must be visionary and practical. For further information download the report (short version or full version). Or click here to visit the website. You can also contact Henrik Ballebye Olesen
25-10-2006
New business strategy in Odense
I vinteren 2006 satte Odense kommune sig som mål at blive Danmarks tredje vækstcentrum. For at nå målet skal Odenses vækstvilkår forandres markant og byens aktører skal samarbejde på nye måder. Copenhagen Economics har leveret et analytisk grundlag for en ny erhvervs- og vækstpolitik og har faciliteret en proces omkring strategiudviklingen. I samarbejde med kommunen samlede vi 80 aktører, som på baggrund af analyse af regionens økonomiske udgangspunkt, arbejdede sig frem til regionens strategiske udfordringer. En række workshops, interviewrunder og analyser af regionens klynger og vækstdrivere tegnede tre hovedudfordringer: byens traditionelle styrker inden for metal og fødevarer er under pres fra globalisering og udflytning, byens fremspirende klynger udnytter ikke deres vækstpotentiale godt nok, og endeligt er for mange ufaglærte uden for arbejdsstyrken. Processen førte til konsensus om en ny strategi med fire indsatsområder: Odense som den innovative by, den dynamiske by, den globale by og den legende by. Processen har ført til et strategisk udviklingsforum (SUF) som skal være den fremtidige organisation af partnerskabet for vækst mellem kommunen, erhvervslivet og videninstitutioner. Læs den fulde rapport her Odense Kommune

For yderligere oplysninger kontakt Martin Hvidt Thelle