Over the past 10 years, several studies have been undertaken to measure different aspects of PSI, including its economic value (e.g. PIRA (Executive summary, full report), MEPSIR (Executive summary, Part 1 - Description, overview of results and conclusion, Part 2 - Detailed results for sub-domains and conclusions) etc), PSI re-use economic potential (e.g. OFT study in the UK), PSI re-use in the geographical information, meteorological and legal sectors (MICUS study), economic analysis for assessing different charging models (e.g. Cambridge Study), etc.
In the context of the 2011 review of the Directive on the re-use of public sector information, the following studies were carried out for the Commission:
Most recently in November 2015, available evidence on economic impacts was consolidated into a study report by CapGemini Consulting, indicating that the market for products and services based on Open Data will be €55.3bn in 2016 and €75.7bn by 2020.