Our Work

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

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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No-deal Brexit: how bad could it be?

It was all supposed to be so easy but, with weeks to go, a no-deal Brexit is still a possibility amidst the political chaos. How bad could it be? Managing Director, Phil Summerton, explores the indicators. "There is no plan for no deal, because we’re going to get a great deal"...

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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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EU Carbon Leakage List post-2020

Cambridge Econometrics supported the European Commission to determine the post-2020 Carbon Leakage List. The Carbon Leakage List contains a number of (sub-)sectors which are deemed to face the risk of carbon leakage due to the EU Emission Trading System (ETS). This is signi...

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Trade modelling, supply and demand… and Brexit

In a previous blog post I wrote about how the positive impacts of trade may be exaggerated by standard models – and how the economic impacts of trade may not always be positive. I noted that simulations with Cambridge Econometrics’ post-Keynesian E3ME model would not necessa...

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Austerity and the relative success of English football teams

The impact of changes to the TV industry, the financial crisis and subsequent period of austerity appear to impact on the relative success of English football teams. Here, our Director Hector Pollitt combines two of his passions: football and economics and puts forwards some sur...

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