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Net-zero China: millions of workers will be affected

china jobs net zero coal

Our Principal Economic Modeller, Unnada Chewpreecha, takes a look at what China’s net zero pledge means for jobs in the country.
Two weeks ago, President Xi of China announced that China intended to peak its CO2 emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality (net-zero CO2 e…

UK unemployment is over 2 million and rising

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures today which show that the 3-month unemployment rate remained near record lows at 3.9% in June.
Furthermore, the single-month rate fell from 4.1% in May to 3.8% in June, which appears at odds with announced job losses acro…

The future of economics

future of economics

A rare dip into economic philosophy recently turned up a timely piece on the issues that macroeconomics is facing. It prompted our Head of Modelling, Hector Pollitt, to question the future of economics.
Robert Delorme lays out a ‘problem first’ approach to economic analysis….

A day in the life of an economist: Ornella Dellaccio

Ornella Dellaccio economist

While Ornella is relatively new to the company she is already enjoying some challenging, interesting work…here we ask her a few questions about herself.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your role at Cambridge Econometrics

I joined Cambridge Econometrics last year as …

Ground-breaking climate resilience project bears fruit

A ground-breaking project, carried out by Cambridge Econometrics (CE), The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), University of Edinburgh and University of Exeter for the Met Office is underway.
It seeks to develop consistent shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs) for the …

The risks of extending the EU Emissions Trading System

emissions trading scheme

The European Commission is currently running a public consultation on extending the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to include road transport and the heating of buildings.
Jon Stenning explores the issue, drawing on technology diffusion and macroeconomic ana…

Digital trade in a post-Brexit Britain

digital trade post-brexit

You can see digital trade everywhere except in the trade statistics.
As the UK embarks on a prolonged period of negotiating post-Brexit trade deals this is a challenge to negotiators and policymakers.
A new report by Cambridge Econometrics for the Department for International T…