Blogs: Economy

Economies are complex systems.  Businesses are interlinked through fragmented supply-chains that connect diverse countries, regions and cities across the world. We help you understand this complexity and the role of tax and finance, innovation and infrastructure on economic development.

Digital trade in a post-Brexit Britain

digital trade post-brexit

You can see digital trade everywhere except in the trade statistics.
As the UK embarks on a prolonged period of negotiating post-Brexit trade deals this is a challenge to negotiators and policymakers.
A new report by Cambridge Econometrics for the Department for International T…

March 2020 Budget – battling the fiscal headwinds

Napoleon Bonaparte is widely quoted as saying he would rather have lucky generals who win battles than good generals.

The “general” in charge of the British economy – Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak – has had a fair degree of luck in his political career so far…

Boris Johnson: what changes for public spending?

Boris Johnson public spending

The excitement of the general election is now well and truly behind us.
The government is apparently striving to re-energise the domestic policy agenda now that ‘Brexit is done’….
Anthony Barker, Director, takes a look at how plans for public spending sit alongside the …

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…