The provision of effective infrastructure enables trade, ensures supply chains run smoothly and connects people to places of work and leisure.  It relies on both public and private investment and provides large numbers of jobs.

You need guidance on what types of infrastructure to invest in, how to prioritise them, where to site them and how to use them most efficiently and we can advise you on all these aspects.  We can also offer insight on how people will use infrastructure facilities and systems tomorrow, but also in 10, 20 or even 50 years from now.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Infrastructure work

Oil dependency in the EU

Oil Dependency in the EU for Transport & Environment assesses the EU-27’s oil dependency and the risks associated with imported oil, building on previous analysis carried out in 2016 and 2018 (see below). The report comprises two parts: a review of historical data on oil...

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Connectivity and Labour Markets in the Northern Powerhouse

What does the future labour market of the North of England look like? What jobs will people have? Where will they live, where will they work and how will they travel between the two (if at all)? A major project undertaken by Cambridge Econometrics attempted to answer these que...

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Cambridge-Norwich Technology Corridor

The Cambridge-Norwich Technology Corridor (CNTC) Consortium commissioned Cambridge Econometrics to provide a detailed economic appraisal of the potential growth of the corridor area. The project proceeded through several stages, including both data analysis and significant sta...

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Transport strategy for the South East

Transport for the South East (TfSE) recognised that simply accommodating projected future road demand was incompatible with wider social and environmental objectives. TfSE therefore set out to develop a Transport Strategy for the South East to 2050 with a clear focus on balanc...

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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 consultancy SQW, carried out an economic study to inform the Commission’s work...

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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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Infrastructure blog posts

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For more information on our work in Infrastructure, contact:

Adam Brown Principal Consultant [email protected]