Blogs: Jobs & Skills

The nature of employment is changing fast; we can help you understand the jobs of the future and the implications for education, skills and the wider economy.

Field research for UNESCO: technical and vocational education

Field research in Senegal

Field research for a UNESCO project took our Director Ben Gardiner and Researcher Ana Rosa Gonzalez-Martinez* to the Dominican Republic, Cyprus and Senegal to assess the potential for a training levy to support vocational and technical education.
Tell us about the UNESCO project…

The impact of technological change on skills

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Terence Hogarth is Senior Advisor at Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and has over 30 years’ experience of carrying out research on vocational education and training in the UK and the EU. 

Terence is this month’s guest blogger:

Reflecting upon the employment impacts of rap…

Spotlight on economist Sachin Babbar

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This month’s spotlight blog features our Economist Sachin Babbar, based at our Brussels office.

Sachin tells us why he feels particularly nerdy at the moment, how he was inspired by Tim Harford’s ‘The Undercover Economist’ and why he’s so passionate about GDP!
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Spotlight on economist Dr Dora Fazekas

Hungarian Economist Dr Dora Fazekas

Dora has recently been appointed Managing Director, Hungary. 

Here she tells us what it’s like opening a new office, what she loves about her particular field of economics and reveals that she’s something of an entrepreneur …
Tell us about your role at Cambridge Econometr…

Should we fear the rise of the machines?

How will increased robotisation affect income, production and consumption? Will society benefit from the transition to automation in the long-run? Are humans destined for redundancy and poverty?

In his second blogpost on this subject our Director, Hector Pollitt explains why 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 reac…