Our Work

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

Modelling the local economic impacts of the coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is a health crisis, which is quickly turning into a major economic shock.  It affects all sectors of the economy, to varying degrees. Here Ben Gardiner and Chris Thoung looks at three aspects of the economic impact of COVID-19 from a local point of view:...

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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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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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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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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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Six big economic challenges facing the new Government

Andrew Sentance, Senior Adviser, Cambridge Econometrics considers what challenges lie ahead for the new Conservative administration. So it is over. The General Election results are in and we know we will have a Conservative government led by Boris Johnson. But what will he do...

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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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Economic impacts of an energy from waste facility

Economic impacts of a new energy from waste facility assessed the economic contribution of Amey’s proposed waste management plant at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. It assessed how the direct footprint of the site creates value added and jobs through supply chains, both in the l...

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The UK – an imbalanced economy

In the first of three blogs focusing on imbalance in the UK’s economy our Director, Ben Gardiner, takes a look at spatial imbalance and productivity. We find that London pulls away from the other UK regions in terms of productivity and that the regional productivity divergence...

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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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