All posts from: February 2018

The North-South divide: the performance gap

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It is nearly four years since the inception of the Northern Powerhouse. Has the performance gap between the Greater South East and the rest of England, the North-South divide, narrowed?
In short, no. Recent newspaper articles refer to the persistence of the gap between the north…

Trump tariffs will not bring back coal

When President Trump announced a tariff on imports of solar panels we immediately ran some figures through our macroeconomic model to assess the impact that the policy might have on the US energy system.
Our analysis shows that Trump’s tariff on solar panel imports, which cam…