Enlightenment Economics is a consultancy specialising in the economic and social effects of new technologies.

Our principal areas of expertise are:
  • Technology markets
  • Innovation
  • Competition policy
  • Corporate governance and institutional reform
Clients include global corporations and financial institutions, and international agencies. Our main areas of work are long-term strategic issues, particularly technology, and competition policy. We have worked extensively on mobile telephony in emerging markets, on the use of new technologies and social media in disasters, on innovation systems, and on the social impacts of information and communication technologies.

Enlightenment Economics has launched a new series of publications,
Perspectives, with the London Publishing Partnership. Enlightenment Economics also sponsored the publication of What’s The Use of Economics: Teaching the Dismal Science After the Crisis, based on a conference hosted by the Bank of England and Government Economic Service. We are a partner in the Festival of Economics in Bristol - the next will be on 12-14 November 2015.

Enlightenment Economics has worked on Vodafone’s Socio-Economic Impact of Mobiles reports. The first two were on mobiles in Africa and healthcare. The third (with Nokia and NSN), on mobile transactions in developing countries was published in 2007, and the report on mobiles in India in January 2009. Making Broadband Accessible for All, in partnership with the Wordwide Web Foundation, was released in May 2011. The latest report is Spectrum Policy in Emerging Markets (pdf). We are currently working on the impact of mobile broadband on inequality.