Our Work

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

World economy faces slower growth as globalisation boost runs out of momentum

With the latest IMF projections for global growth revised down to 3.6 percent this year and next, Senior Adviser Andrew Sentance considers the factors affecting this new forecast. Will the tensions between the West, Russia and China be a temporary phase, or continue to prevail? ...

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Jobs recovery brings inflation warnings

Senior Adviser Andrew Sentance comments on the latest UK inflation and labour market figures, arguing that the Monetary Policy Committee must step up to the challenge of preventing any damages of a possible inflationary surge. The latest UK inflation and labour market figures co...

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Counting the economic cost of the global pandemic

Senior Adviser Andrew Sentance explores the drivers behind the projected long-term cost of the global pandemic. Andrew argues that countering the long-term impact of Covid-19 needs to be high up on the economic policy agenda both nationally and internationally. The Covid pandemi...

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We need a bold Budget built around a green recovery plan

Senior Adviser Andrew Sentance calls for a bold Budget that addresses long-term investment in the UK's green recovery plan and tax reform, ahead of Rishi Sunak's Budget statement on Wednesday 3 March. On Wednesday 3 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will deliver...

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March 2020 Budget – battling the fiscal headwinds

Napoleon Bonaparte is widely quoted as saying he would rather have lucky generals who win battles than good generals. The “general” in charge of the British economy – Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak – has had a fair degree of luck in his political career so far...

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Boris Johnson: what changes for public spending?

The excitement of the general election is now well and truly behind us. The government is apparently striving to re-energise the domestic policy agenda now that ‘Brexit is done’…. Anthony Barker, Director, takes a look at how plans for public spending sit alongside the ...

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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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The impact of a carbon tax in the USA

Carbon taxes have largely failed to gain traction in the United States, despite being a key requirement for rapid decarbonisation at a local, state or national level. Policymakers and voters have declined to endorse them, concerned about costs to consumers and negative impacts o...

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Carbon pricing is not a panacea: we look at the EAERE statement

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) is the largest group of environment-minded economists in Europe. It has recently put out a statement on carbon pricing. Although many people who I respect have given their support to the statement, it is n...

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Future employment and automation

This is the first study of its kind to use pan-European data sources (the Eurofound Task analysis and the Cedefop Skills Forecasts 2018 datasets) to determine which occupations are at risk of automation. The main purpose of this study is to raise awareness of the changes that ...

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