Our Work

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

Future employment and automation

The main purpose of this study is to raise awareness of the changes that the EU labour market will face as a result of the adoption of new technologies. It is the first study of its kind to use pan-European data sources (the Eurofound Task analysis and the Cedefop Skills Forec...

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Environmental tax reform in the context of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)

The concept of environmental tax reform is not new and is core to environmental economics, but is it compatible with Modern Monetary Theory? Environmental taxes aim to raise revenues for government, while at the same time discouraging behaviour that damages the environment. Ex...

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E3ME, endogenous money and Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)

Unlike most other macroeconomic models, ours (E3ME) includes endogenous money as a core feature (including borrowing by government).  This difference is important because it allows us to best predict outcomes that might be encountered by our clients.  Find out how... We...

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Taxing food and fuel – impacts on poorer households

It is now widely acknowledged that decarbonisation will not be possible without putting a price on carbon. Some economists (and most modellers outside Cambridge Econometrics) even suggest that a carbon price would be sufficient to meet carbon targets. But in the UK there is a ...

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The 12 Days of Christmas? How about the 12 Days of national accounts…?

Another light-hearted Christmas-themed blogpost, this time from our Chairman, Richard Lewney.  Robin Crusoe is a national accounts statistician marooned on a desert island.  Man Friday is an economist turned management consultant… On Day 1 Robin Crusoe catches fish ...

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Saving Santa and the North Pole’s economy

In this light-hearted blogpost our Director, Hector Pollitt wonders how an economist would set about modelling the economy of the North Pole and finds that the challenges are not insurmountable. But how on earth do you account for 'magic'?  Is there a currency? What about th...

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Electric vehicles: what will happen to fuel duty revenue?

An issue that often arises when discussing a transition to electric vehicles is fuel duty revenues and how and whether governments will enforce new taxes to replace falling revenues. The first point to understand here is that this will not be a cliff-edge, with a dramatic £30...

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Competitiveness impacts of carbon policies on UK energy-intensive industrial sectors to 2030

Cambridge Econometrics supported the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) with its ongoing assessment of the impact of low carbon policies on energy prices and bills. The study also looked at the competitiveness implications of climate change policies and energy prices on UK m...

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Designing an EU-wide unemployment benefits system

This study explored whether an EU-wide Unemployment Benefits System (UBS) could act as an effective fiscal stabilizer to mitigate future economic shocks.

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