Our Work

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

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 SQW carried out an economic study to inform the Commission’s work. The stu...

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Offshore wind: the distinction between strike price and subsidy matters

On 11 September 2017 the UK government announced that two developers would commit to delivering 2.4GW of offshore wind capacity for a strike price of £57.50 per MWh generated from 2022/23, taking the industry by surprise. Comparisons to the £92.50 MWh required by the planned H...

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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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