Our Work

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

Digital trade in a post-Brexit Britain

You can see digital trade everywhere except in the trade statistics. As the UK embarks on a prolonged period of negotiating post-Brexit trade deals this is a challenge to negotiators and policymakers. A new report by Cambridge Econometrics for the Department for International T...

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Support for consumer spending is needed to lift UK economy out of recession

Andrew Sentance assesses what interventions the UK government could make to limit the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 lockdown and encourage a more rapid recovery. Last week’s Bank of England Monetary Policy Report made sobering reading in terms of the short-term outloo...

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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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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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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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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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Post-Brexit Britain: Johnson gets an EU-FTA deal

Boris Johnson has won an outright majority in the Commons and will take forward the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. This blog by Cambridge Econometrics founder, Terry Barker, looks at the potential economic consequences. This is the first of two blogs and looks at the prospects fo...

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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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Carbon-neutral steel-making: is it a possibility?

Quite literally, steel is the backbone of a modern society. Unfortunately, the production of steel contributes significantly to human-made climate change. It is very unlikely society will cease to demand steel, so it is important to figure out how the iron and steel industry c...

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UK economy is flat and becoming more unbalanced

GDP figures released today show the UK economy grew by 0.3 percent in the third quarter. This means economic activity has expanded by just 1 percent over the past year, less than half the trend long-term growth rate of just over 2 percent. If we look at progress over the cours...

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