All posts from: December 2017

Saving Santa and the North Pole’s economy

In this light-hearted blogpost our Director, Hector Pollitt wonders how an economist would set about modelling the economy of the North Pole and finds that the challenges are not insurmountable.
But how on earth do you account for ‘magic’?  Is there a currency? What about the e…

Trust me, I’m an economist

How should economists operate in a politically charged climate? Is our role to put forward a ‘balanced’ view?
Richard Lewney, our Chairman, argues that by not putting forward an opinion we leave our job half-done.
Cambridge Econometrics recently attracted social media react…

Rise of the robots – and the fall of capitalism?

Could robots bring about the downfall of capitalism? Will some humans become totally redundant or will workers simply find jobs in other sectors?
Hector Pollitt explains why scenarios currently being assessed at Cambridge Econometrics are pretty pessimistic as far as jobs are co…