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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.

Six big economic challenges facing the new Government

Andrew Sentance

Andrew Sentance, Senior Adviser, Cambridge Econometrics considers what challenges lie ahead for the new Conservative administration.
So it is over. The General Election results are in and we know we will have a Conservative government led by Boris Johnson.

But what will he do…

Post-Brexit Britain: Johnson gets an EU-FTA deal

brexit johnson eu fta deal

Boris Johnson has won an outright majority in the Commons and will take forward the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.
This blog by Cambridge Econometrics founder, Terry Barker, looks at the potential economic consequences.
This is the first of two blogs and looks at the prospects fo…

Carbon-neutral steel-making: is it a possibility?

carbon neutral steel

Quite literally, steel is the backbone of a modern society. Unfortunately, the production of steel contributes significantly to human-made climate change.

It is very unlikely society will cease to demand steel, so it is important to figure out how the iron and steel industry c…

UK economy is flat and becoming more unbalanced

uk economy

GDP figures released today show the UK economy grew by 0.3 percent in the third quarter. This means economic activity has expanded by just 1 percent over the past year, less than half the trend long-term growth rate of just over 2 percent.

If we look at progress over the cours…

The impact of a carbon tax in the USA

carbon tax USA

Carbon taxes have largely failed to gain traction in the United States, despite being a key requirement for rapid decarbonisation at a local, state or national level.
Policymakers and voters have declined to endorse them, concerned about costs to consumers and negative impacts o…

No-deal Brexit: how bad could it be?

It was all supposed to be so easy but, with weeks to go, a no-deal Brexit is still a possibility amidst the political chaos. How bad could it be? Managing Director, Phil Summerton, explores the indicators.
“There is no plan for no deal, because we’re going to get a great deal”…