Category Archives: Economics

Behavioural research in relation to travel insurance products: implications of COVID- 19 on consumer outcomes considering consumer behaviours in acquisition, usage, and disposition decisions

Open Evidence, in consortium with BrainSigns, BDI Research, and London School of Economics (LSE) will lead a new study for the European Commission (EIOPA, CHAFEA) on the implications of Covid-19 in relation with travel insurance products, with particular focus on the impact the global pandemic had on consumer behaviours in acquisition, usage, and disposition decisions. The consortium […]

Pandevita: pandemic virus trace application for the effective knowledge transfer between science and society inside the quadruple helix collaboration

The concept of PandeVITA enables knowledge transfer between society and science inside of the quadruple helix on the European level. With help of the PandeVITA app, the consortium will create and execute an innovative evaluation concept based on different feedback categories to measure social awareness and acceptability of scientific recommendations and advices. This will include […]

Behavioural study on unfair commercial practices in the digital environment

Open Evidence, in consortium with The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Schlesinger Group, and BrainSigns, leads a new behavioural study on unfair commercial practices in the digital environment for the European Commission (DG JUST). The consortium will provide evidence base needed to identify potential problematic B2C online commercial practices and to assess their impact on the economic […]

Support to the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy

Open Evidence is conducting a study on online platforms to support the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy. The creation of this observatory is one of the multiple measures that the EU institutions have initiated to assess the key issues related to the online platforms due to their growing importance and impact on everyday lives. Over the […]

Behavioural study on the pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) information documents

The overall purpose of the study is to facilitate and execute graphic design work and consumer testing regarding the pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) Key Information Document (KID) and Benefit Statement (BS) in three Member States. We will use mix behavioural methods to understand relevant behavioural biases, and why consumers find certain aspects of information […]

Study supporting the evaluation and development of youth entrepreneurship policies and actions

Open Evidence in partnership with EY has been entrusted to conduct the Study supporting the evaluation and development of youth entrepreneurship policies and actions. The overall objective of the Study is to provide the EC with the evidence base needed to identify whether youth entrepreneurship initiatives are effective in creating long-term quality employment. Member States, regions […]

Assessing the impact of ICT-enabled Social Innovation Initiatives in the EU

Open Evidence, in consortium with the Research Institute of Economics – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and EY, has been awarded a contract with the European Commission, Joint Research Centre for the development and piloting of a computer-based model that can assess the impacts of ICT-enabled social innovation initiatives promoting social investment in the EU. To address unemployment, poverty and […]

Crowdfunding on research and innovation in Europe

Alternative finance includes a set of fast-growing solutions, from equity-based crowdfunding to peer-to-peer business lending, and from reward based crowdfunding to debt-based securities, is supplying credit to SMEs, providing venture capital to start-ups, offering more diverse and transparent ways for consumers to invest or borrow money, fostering innovation, generating jobs and funding worthwhile social causes. […]

Evaluation of the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative

The Innovation Union is the EU strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment in Europe. Launched in 2010, it is one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe2020 strategy. The strategy, built around 34 specific commitments, consists of a bold, integrated and strategic approach to innovation combining various policies, tool and levels of intervention – Member States and EU – […]

An analysis of the role and impact of Research and Technology Organisations’ participation in the Framework Programmes

The study analyses Research and Technology Organisation’s participation in the Framework Programmes and contributes to the improvement of FPs in the future.  The consortium composed of Open Evidence and Ernst & Young, with Technopolis Group as a subcontractor, have won the tender for the study “An analysis of the role and impact of Research and […]