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Interview with Economist Boglárka Molnár

We interviewed Economist Boglárka Molnár from the Cambridge Econometrics Team in Hungary covering her work highlights so far, what inspired her to become an economist and what she likes to do in her spare time.

Tell us about your role at Cambridge Econometrics
I am an eco…

Creating the UK socio-economic scenarios for climate resilience

Paula Harrison, Simona Pedde and Zuzana Harmáčková from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) provide the latest update on the ongoing UK-SSPs project. They share more about what socio-economic scenarios are, why they are important and introduce the five UK socio-ec…

A Diet Green New Deal: Relief, Recovery, and Transformation?

Although he might still be insisting otherwise, Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. Joe Biden secured a victory with a record-breaking popular vote and the necessary electoral college votes to safely secure the presidency. Biden won the presidency, and the Democ…

Microdata case study: Changing retirement patterns in the UK

Retirement

This is the second blog in a case study series that explores the merits of microdata in policy analysis. It investigates changing retirement patterns in the UK, using the Annual Population Survey (APS) microdata set.
As we learned from the first blog in this series, microdata al…

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….