In June 2009 KE published a study by Professor John Houghton, Victoria University, Australia, titled: "Open Access - What are the economic benefits? A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark."
The report revealed that the greatest advantage would be offered by the Open Access publication model. It was suggested (in 2009) that adopting this model could lead to annual savings of around EUR 70 million in Denmark, EUR 133 million in The Netherlands and EUR 480 million in the UK.
The full report and as well as reports from the United Kingdon, Netherlands and Denmark are available for download.On the 22 June 2009 the report and its implications were discussed in a seminar with members of the European commission, other European bodies and various stakeholders, including funders.
Presentations were given by:
Johannes Fournier (DFG): How funders can take action
Peteris Zilgalvis (DG Research, Head of unit L3): Towards an open access policy in European Research
Konstantinos Glinos (DG Information Society and Media, Head of UnitF3): E Infrastructure for OA