All posts from: January 2020

Brexit: the economists were broadly right

brexit economists

Most of the predictions so far of moderate losses to GDP proved to be broadly correct – GDP really is around 1-3% lower than it otherwise would have been.
But economists must be more up-front about the limitations of their modelling and more careful in the way they allow their…

Economic geography and the role of transport appraisal

The paradigm of “predict and provide” commonly used in the UK to appraise transport schemes is not fit for purpose.
A more coherent and systematic analytical framework is required.
Adam Brown, Cambridge Econometrics’ infrastructure lead explains why.
Let’s start by def…

Interview with Economist Jack Spencer

Economist Jack Spencer

Tell us about your role at Cambridge Econometrics:
I am an economist in the Economy team, which covers policy areas like sectors and trade, infrastructure and innovation.

My role here is ultimately about finding ways to understand how policies or economic events affect us.