Our Work

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

Regional capital stocks – a missing piece in the productivity puzzle

This is the second in a series of blogs looking at uses of the European Regional Database. Our Director Ben Gardiner looks at how regional capital stocks can be estimated, how they compare and contrast across countries and within the UK, and how they relate to regional productiv...

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Coronavirus: how to model the economic impacts of a pandemic

Not long after the coronavirus COVID-19 grabbed news headlines, requests started coming to Cambridge Econometrics to model the economic impacts – we expect to publish a brief analysis soon. Others have already tried, for example the OECD has now published estimates of impact...

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March 2020 Budget preview – battling the fiscal headwinds

Napoleon Bonaparte is widely quoted as saying he would rather have lucky generals who win battles than good generals. The “general” in charge of the British economy – Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak – has had a fair degree of luck in his political career so far...

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UK – one of the most unequal countries when it comes to regional productivity

The first in a series of blogs looking at uses of the European Regional Database, Ben Gardiner looks at spatial disparities in productivity and how they compare across countries in the EU and within the UK. The Industrial Strategy Council recently released a report on UK regio...

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Post-Brexit trade negotiations: the importance of international supply chains

The latest UK Trade in Numbers published today by the Department for International Trade reminds us that while the US is the UK’s largest non-EU export market, UK exports to the EU are nearly two-and-a-half times greater. Furthermore, the EU plays an important role in exporti...

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Sustainable investment: investing in a time of climate change

We help financial institutions plan for the future and implement the recommendations of the Task-force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) using our in-house macroeconomic model: We provide you with: national and global analysis of the transitional impacts a...

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Boris Johnson: what changes for public spending?

The excitement of the general election is now well and truly behind us. The government is apparently striving to re-energise the domestic policy agenda now that ‘Brexit is done’…. Anthony Barker, Director, takes a look at how plans for public spending sit alongside the ...

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Economic Strategy for the East of England

Sponsored by IFM Investors, the Economic Strategy for the East of England showcases both the existing economic strengths of the region and the scale of the opportunity which exists for the future. The East of England has been an economic success story, with the ability and am...

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Brexit: the economists were broadly right

Most of the predictions so far of moderate losses to GDP proved to be broadly correct – GDP really is around 1-3% lower than it otherwise would have been. But economists must be more up-front about the limitations of their modelling and more careful in the way they allow their...

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Economic geography and the role of transport appraisal

The paradigm of “predict and provide” commonly used in the UK to appraise transport schemes is not fit for purpose. A more coherent and systematic analytical framework is required. Adam Brown, Cambridge Econometrics’ infrastructure lead explains why. Let’s start by def...

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