Our Work: Infrastructure

Below is a small selection of the work that we’ve carried out. Click on a topic to see relevant projects.
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Economic Impacts of New or Improved Rail Lines

The UK Department for Transport wanted to explore the link between rail investment and local growth, but there was a lack of ex-post evaluation evidence. The hypotheses were that new and improved rail lines: Increased convenience for local people Increase attractivenes...

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Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Northampton Growth Corridor

In March 2016, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider how to maximise the potential of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor.  Cambridge Econometrics together with SQW carried out an economic study to inform the Commission’s work. The stu...

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Fuelling Italy’s Future

“Fuelling Italy’s Future: How the transition to low-carbon mobility strengthens the economy” shows that the transition to low and zero carbon vehicles in Italy will lead to a larger economy. According to the report, the transition has a net positive impact on employment,...

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Reviewing the impact of the low-carbon mobility transition on jobs

We carried out this review of the drivers of the impact on jobs from the transition to low-carbon cars and vans in Europe.

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Trucking into a Greener Future

We carried out, with external review from Element Energy and the ICCT, a research project assessing the economic impact of a transition to low- and zero-carbon technologies in the road freight segment across Europe. The project was commissioned by the European Climate Foundati...

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Fuelling Spain’s Future

“Fuelling Spain’s Future: How to boost the economy while leaving carbon behind” shows that improving the efficiency of cars and increasing the number of zero emissions vehicles on the road will lead to a larger economy. In 2030 GDP is estimated to be €3.2 billion highe...

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Fuelling Europe’s Future

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising cars and vans across Europe.

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Low-carbon cars in Germany

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising passenger cars in Germany. The project, which was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, was undertaken in collaboration with Element Energy and M-FIVE, informed by a core working group of ...

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Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review

This project, undertaken with SQW, CE provided economic analysis and projections to underpin Transport for the North’s development of a transport infrastructure plan.

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En Route Pour Un Transport Durable

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising cars and vans in France.

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