Our Work

Below is a small selection of the work that we’ve carried out. Click on a topic to see relevant projects.

Working futures employment and skills projections

For over 30 years we have collaborated with the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to provide the UK’s official employment and skills projections, Working Futures.

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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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The impact of technological change on skills

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...

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Future employment and automation

The main purpose of this study is to raise awareness of the changes that the EU labour market will face as a result of the adoption of new technologies. It is the first study of its kind to use pan-European data sources (the Eurofound Task analysis and the Cedefop Skills Forec...

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How is the macroeconomic model E3ME different to a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model?

The critics of macroeconomic modelling often refer to the models as 'black boxes', mystifying entities whereby data is input and a set of results come out at the other side - the inner workings of the model itself are opaque.  It's important to us that our tools, their scope...

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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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Austerity and the relative success of English football teams

The impact of changes to the TV industry, the financial crisis and subsequent period of austerity appear to impact on the relative success of English football teams.   Here, our Director Hector Pollitt combines two of his passions: football and economics and puts forwards so...

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Economic forecasting support to the East of England

We provide the East of England LGA with forecasting support.

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Optimisation and simulation models – how, and when, to use them

Hector Pollitt argues that there is great value in economic modelling results provided that the right sort of tool is used for the policy question in hand. I'm writing in response to a recent blog for Climate Strategies by Katy Roelich. Katy’s blog covers the complexity of i...

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