Our Work

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

Investing for sustainable growth

Andrew Sentance argues that to achieve a net zero economy by 2050 the UK government must invest now. The economic model that has developed in the UK and other major economies over the past 250 years of industrialisation and economic development is heavily dependent on the burnin...

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Climate change and financial risk: how economic models can help

In a series of speeches for the Bank of England, Mark Carney warned firms and investors that they must adapt to climate risks. Sophie Heald, our Sustainable Investment lead, explains how models can be used to help quantify these risks. The last decade was the warmest ever. In r...

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Sustainable investment: investing in a time of climate change

We help financial institutions plan for the future and implement the recommendations of the Task-force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) using our in-house macroeconomic model: We provide you with: national and global analysis of the transitional impacts a...

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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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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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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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Renewable energy generation: the impact on the global economy (for IRENA)

A series of projects has looked at the potential socioeconomic impact on the global economy of potential large-scale deployments of renewable energy generation technologies. The research has delivered high-level and detailed regional assessments of the impacts on the economy, ...

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Households can help cut EU greenhouse gas emissions by a third

According to a new study, households could cut EU greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 29% in 2030 compared to 1990 levels. They could also help drive demand for renewables and substantially improve domestic energy efficiency. Here, Stijn Van Hummelen presents the key results from...

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Environmental potential of the collaborative economy

Collaborative platforms, such as Airbnb, Blablacar and Peerby, have changed the ways in which goods and services are offered and consumed in the economy.  Through such platforms owners can rent out something they are not using, such as a car, house or bicycle to a consumer. B...

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Green Growth versus Degrowth: lessons from our modelling

Is it really possible to keep on consuming more and more, while still respecting societal and environmental boundaries? Will the future be one of green growth (the economy grows while resource use falls) or degrowth (economic growth is constrained in order to reduce environment...

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