Our Work

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

Does the UK’s levelling up agenda make sense?

Principal Consultant Adam Brown questions just how effective the UK's levelling up agenda is, and suggests that the UK needs to take the time to diagnose regional inequality issues through a systems approach.  'Levelling up' is the current buzz-phrase within UK politics and eco...

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We need a bold Budget built around a green recovery plan

Senior Adviser Andrew Sentance calls for a bold Budget that addresses long-term investment in the UK's green recovery plan and tax reform, ahead of Rishi Sunak's Budget statement on Wednesday 3 March. On Wednesday 3 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will deliver...

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Spotlight interview: János Hidi

We recently welcomed Sustainable Investment Manager János Hidi to the Cambridge Econometrics team in Budapest. János will be taking forward our Sustainable Investment service at a critical time for the financial sector managing climate risk and building climate resilience. We ...

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UK economy is becoming more resilient to lockdowns

Senior Adviser Andrew Sentance shares his thoughts on the latest GDP and inflation figures. Despite the announcement of a new national lockdown in England at the beginning of January, we have had some encouraging news about the resilience of the UK economy over the past week or s...

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The employment benefits of a Green COVID-19 recovery

Commissioned by C40 Cities, the Employment Benefits of a Green COVID-19 Recovery report estimated the number of jobs a set of climate actions in the buildings, transport, energy and waste sectors could create within six cities around the globe, thereby assessing the potential j...

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In the Bleak Midwinter – UK output and employment outlook

The latest figures for output and employment confirm how the Coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns have taken their toll on the UK economy this year. Senior Adviser Andrew Sentance takes a closer look at the divergent experience of sectors in the UK and what lies ahead fo...

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After the lockdowns: UK recovery will be a long-haul

Steering the economy has often been likened to trying to drive a car looking through the rear view mirror. All the hard data we have on GDP, employment, etc is at least one or two months out of date. That may not matter much when the economy is coasting along on a steady course ...

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The future of economics

A rare dip into economic philosophy recently turned up a timely piece on the issues that macroeconomics is facing. It prompted our Head of Modelling, Hector Pollitt, to question the future of economics. Robert Delorme lays out a ‘problem first’ approach to economic analysis....

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Cost of non-Europe in robotics and artificial intelligence

This piece of work for the European Parliament explores a wide and multi-faceted domain - robotics - that crosses boundaries between several economic sectors and legal disciplines. The development of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is growing rapidly and...

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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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