This report explores the relative importance of tuition fees on the choices made between universities by students, and parents of students. We quantify the willingness to pay for aspects that may differentiate universities and their courses.
Jun 12, 2014
Public Acceptability of Population-Level Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Consumption: A Discrete Choice Experiment
This discrete choice experiment provides a novel investigation of the acceptability of different interventions to reduce alcohol consumption and the effect of information on expected effectiveness, using a UK general population sample of 1202 adults.
May 28, 2014
Consumers' Responsiveness to Alcohol Multi-Buy Sales Promotions: Results from a Stated Preference Choice Experiment
This study used stated preference choice experiments to gain a better understanding of how the presence of multi-buy sales promotions affects consumers' purchasing behaviour of alcohol products, in terms of both type and amount of wine, beer and spirits.
Jan 1, 2013
Advances in technology are blurring the boundary between the delivery of communication via physical and electronic means.
Jan 1, 2013
What Works in Changing Energy-Using Behaviours in the Home? A Rapid Evidence Assessment: Final Report
In November 2012, the Department of Energy and Climate Change unveiled the UK's national Energy Efficiency Strategy, setting out the direction of their policy for the coming decades. RAND Europe's research on
Nov 1, 2012
The aim of this study was to develop a measure of social care outcome, an equivalent to the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) in health, which could be used in a range of circumstances.
Mar 1, 2012
Modelling Demand for Long-Distance Travel in Great Britain: Stated preference surveys to support the modelling of demand for high-speed rail
This report provides new empirical evidence from a study into the factors influencing demand for high-speed rail in the UK. The forecasts developed from these models will inform the debate around the future of high-speed rail in the UK.
Jun 23, 2011
This paper presents empirical findings from the comparison between two principal preference elicitation techniques: discrete choice experiments and profile-based best–worst scaling.
Apr 30, 2011
More educated, affluent patients were no more likely to be offered a choice than other population groups, but there does appear to be a social gradient in who chose to travel beyond the local area for treatment. If these results were replicated across England, there is at least the potential risk that when local hospitals are failing, patient choice could result in inequitable access to high quality care, rather than enhancing equity as the policy's architects had hoped.
Mar 31, 2011
This paper explores how much British citizens might be willing to pay for carbon emissions reduction, and the implication of this for climate change policies.
Feb 23, 2011
RAND Europe undertook an internally funded, innovative discrete choice experiment to understand the real privacy and security trade-offs individuals are willing to make in order to inform policymakers about citizens' true preferences in this domain.
Jun 8, 2010
How do the public value different outcomes of social care? Estimation of preference weights for ASCOT
This RAND Europe report establishes preference weights for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit measures of social care outcomes. Best-worst scaling exercises were used to elicit preferences and support the development of discrete choice models.
Jun 1, 2010
Quantifying Individuals' Trade-Offs Between Privacy, Liberty and Security: The Case of Rail Travel in UK
This paper uses a stated choice experiment to quantify individuals' tradeoffs between privacy and security within a real-life context, namely rail travel in the UK.
Mar 30, 2010
This study was aimed at understanding practical privacy, liberty and security trade-offs individuals make to better inform public policy about preferences in this domain and to inform the debate about the balance between security and civil liberties.
Jan 8, 2010
Much of the current debate concerning civil liberties and security is adversarial, and little robust research data informs these arguments.This paper outlines the results of a study that attempts to objectively understand the real privacy, liberty and security trade-offs made by individuals, so that policymakers can be better informed about the preferences of individuals with regard to these important issues.
Dec 31, 2009
Setting the Agenda for an Evidence-based Olympics is a RAND Europe initiative that reveals how our rigorous research and analysis can help policy and decision makers to address the immense challenges of London's Olympic Games.
Jan 14, 2008
Describes some of the work that RAND Europe has been undertaking with UK clients to investigate road pricing.
Oct 22, 2007
A meta-analysis of Olympic Games and mega-event policy issues based on a review of previous evaluations and analyses, to identify issues that should be addressed in order to contribute to London 2012's aspiration as the most successful modern Games.
Oct 15, 2007
Provides an example of how a travel demand model was used to predict travellers' responses and quantify their benefits from different ferry service options to the Isles of Scilly.
May 29, 2007
This paper presents work, undertaken for the UK Department for Transport, to help determine how policy could affect motorcycle usage.
Dec 31, 2006
Details joint research by RAND Europe, City University and the Kings Fund to investigate which factors might drive patients' choices at the point of referral.
May 25, 2006
London Patient Choice Project Evaluation: A model of patients’ choices of hospital from stated and revealed preference choice data
Covers the choice process and the trade-offs patients are willing to make in order to obtain earlier treatment.
Jun 30, 2005
Do Patients Always Prefer Quicker Treatment? A Discrete Choice Analysis of Patients' Stated Preferences in the London Patient Choice Project
The London Patient Choice Project (LPCP) was established to offer NHS patients more choice over where and when they receive treatment, and to reduce waiting times. The aim of this article is to investigate questions regarding patients' response to choice.
Dec 31, 2004
Describes a model that was developed and applied in forecasting and policy simulation for passenger and freight transport.
Jan 1, 2003