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Our work covers a number of thematic areas of interest, encompassing the UK, Europe and global areas in our analysis. We also produce economic forecasts at macro, sectoral and regional levels, with a portfolio covering the UK and Europe, delivered through our client-access Knowledge Base.
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En route pour un transport durable
Cambridge Econometrics has launched the latest report in the Fuelling Europe’s Future series commissioned by the European Climate Foundation. “En route pour un transport durable” examines the potential and implication for a transition towards low carbon light duty vehicles in France.
See here, for more information.
Cedefop launches the new Skills Panorama website on 1 December
On the 1 December at 11.00 (CET) Cedefop will launch the new Skills Panorama website. Skills Panorama turns labour market data and information into useful, accurate and timely intelligence that informs policy-makers about skills and jobs in Europe.
The new website will provide a more comprehensive and user-friendly central access point for information and intelligence on skill needs in occupations and sectors across Europe. The new Skills Panorama is intended primarily for policy-makers and experts. It provides them with a tool for developing evidence-based education and training and planning policy, including measures to tackle labour market mismatches.
Skills Panorama is brought to you by the European Commission and is powered by Cedefop. The Consortium composed of Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Cambridge Econometrics, RAND Europe and the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research supported Cedefop by providing data analysis and intelligence on skills and labour markets for the new Skills Panorama.
Register for the online event at http://skillspanorama.cedefop.europa.eu/launch/ and learn more about the new Skills Panorama.
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For more information contact Rachel Beaven.
DECC Feed in Tariff Review Assessment
The British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) commissioned Cambridge Econometrics to review the data and assumptions applied in DECC’s Impact Assessment of proposed revisions to the Feed-in-Tariffs for small scale renewables (2015). The review focussed on small scale (domestic) solar PV, and identifies a number of alternative assumptions that could be made when calculating the relationship between Feed-in-Tariffs and real rates of return. As such, it calculates an alternative set of Feed-in-Tariff rates and degression schedules that would provide more realistic real rates of return.
The full technical report can be downloaded as a PDF here
Low-carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia
This book is the result of a major joint research effort between Cambridge Econometrics and the Research Group for East Asia Environmental Policy Studies (REEPS). It covers some of the most important issues regarding future sustainable development in East Asia, including the energy system, environmental tax reform and international trade. The book draws heavily on results from the E3ME model, which was especially expanded to cover East Asia in more detail.
A full list of contents is available here.
For further information please contact Hector Pollitt.
Developing a toolkit for regional bio-economy
The BERST project, in which CE is a Work Package leader, is drawing to a close. The team will be presenting the toolkit during the Open Days of the Regions and Cities, on 14th October 2015 17:00-19:00 at Scottish House, Brussels.
The third newsletter from the project can be found here.
Please contact Ben Gardiner and Jon Stenning for more information.
CE has recently carried out a detailed assessment of the local economic effects of developing a CCS network in the Tees Valley. We applied input-output analysis to a detailed examination of the CCS supply chain and also assessed the economic value of the process industries that would be connected to the network.
Further information, including CE’s economic impact report, is available from the Tees Valley Collective website.
Updated forecasts for the regions and nations of the UK
CE has recently published it’s updated subnational forecasts for the UK. Moderate growth in GVA and employment in the medium-to-long term is expected to be driven by consumer and professional services, with London, the South East and the South West making the largest contributions to overall growth.
Click here to use our interactive tools to explore the forecast.
For more information contact Jon Stenning.
The Impact of Improved Vehicle Efficiency on Energy Dependency in Europe
Cambridge Econometrics was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation to consider the effects of fuel efficiency improvements to light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles on fossil fuel dependency and exposure to oil price spikes. The analysis was undertaken at the individual consumer level and for the economy as a whole. Three scenarios with increasingly ambitious vehicle efficiency improvements were modelled and tested under different oil price sensitivities. Our results show that, by improving the efficiency of cars, vans, trucks and buses, oil consumption in the EU can be reduced, leading to lower demand for imported crude oil and improving Europe’s energy independence. Moreover, consumers’ exposure to oil price shocks would be reduced, leaving them better-off in the event of oil price spikes, with small positive implications for the wider economy.
For more information contact Sophie Billington.
The Future of the City of London’s Economy
Cambridge Econometrics was commissioned by the City of London Corporation to assess the future direction of the City of London’s economy. The analysis included quantitative economic projections for the City and an assessment of the risks and opportunities to the City’s economy over the short-, medium- and long-term.
For more details, click here.
LEP GVA Dashboard - Now with data to 2013
Cambridge Econometrics has developed a spreadsheet tool (LEP GVA Dashboard) that allows analysis, including graphical analysis, of GVA per capita and its components (productivity, employment rate, activity rate and dependency ratio) for each Local Enterprise Partnership.
For more information and to download the latest version of the tool, with data to 2013, click here.