October 2019 Newsletter

Here is a newsletter that we hope will be a welcome break from going through the draft Environment Bill and the wider Brexit discussions:

  • Busman’s Night at the Theatre
  • Hidden Treasure at the Companies House
  • Apply for Internships at eftec
  • envecon 2020 Call for Abstracts Open Until 16 December 2019


Busman’s night at the theatre - Gasping and Between Two Waves, by Rising Tides

Rising Tides TheatreMore and better evidence is not enough to change the minds and hearts and encourage better decisions. We need to be able to make the evidence matter. Theatre is a great tool to make things matter to people at a personal level and that’s why eftec is supporting Rising Tides.

Under the patronage of actor Sir Mark Rylance, Rising Tides is a collective of experienced and emerging artists, aiming to advance the understanding of climate change through the delivery of new theatre productions, educational and corporate workshops.

Two plays are coming up between 22 October and 16 November:
Between Two Waves by Ian Meadows is the story of a climatologist and Gasping by Ben Elton is about how to make money from designer air.

We hope to see you at the shows!


The Hidden Treasure at the Companies House – Economic Value of Publicly Available Information

Companies HouseWe use economic valuation methods to shine the light on values that are hidden from markets. In this study we worked with Companies House to estimate the value of the information and data they provide free of charge. We used a stated preference approach to simulate market choices to reveal overall user benefits and identify the types of company information that generate the greatest user value. Results were then used to estimate the annual aggregate benefits of Companies House data and – using a hypothetical policy scenario - demonstrate the social welfare impact of introducing charges for the currently free to access data.

This research was undertaken for Companies House and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by ICF and eftec. ICF assessed the contribution of the data to public sector organisations and intermediaries who incorporate it into their products services. eftec assessed the direct user benefits to businesses and organisations from the free online services provided by Companies House.

Further information is available here and the project reports can be downloaded here


Apply for internships at eftec

InternsOur summer interns have proven to be a great addition to the team – helping with research and development in all our service areas. In fact, some of our interns have stayed on to have long and successful careers at the company. 

Now we are looking to offer year-round internships, to start as soon as possible. We pay the London Living Wage hourly rate and are flexible in terms of duration of internship. 

Send your CV to jobs@eftec.co.uk if you have studied Economics and want to explore whether Environmental Economics is for you; or if you want to add to your practical experience.


envecon 2020

The UK’s Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is proud to release the call for envecon 2020. Now in its 18th year, envecon brings together environmental economists and interested parties from academia, consultancy and the public and private sectors. It is a multidisciplinary, multi-sector conference and provides a unique opportunity to share research methods and results, and practical experience in applying environmental economics in the UK and elsewhere.
This is a Call for Abstracts for papers and posters: please submit your 2-page abstract by Monday 16th December 2019 to uknee@uknee.org.uk.

For full details on envecon 2020 please click here, or contact uknee@uknee.org.uk.

With the support of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.