Our Work

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

Chemistry’s Contribution: workforce trends and economic impact

Chemistry’s Contribution: workforce trends and economic impact for the Royal Society of Chemistry set out to answer questions about the skills and knowledge that chemistry using professionals apply in the workforce and how they contribute to the UK economy and public purse. It ...

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UK unemployment is over 2 million and rising

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures today which show that the 3-month unemployment rate remained near record lows at 3.9% in June. Furthermore, the single-month rate fell from 4.1% in May to 3.8% in June, which appears at odds with announced job losses acro...

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Cost of non-Europe in robotics and artificial intelligence

This piece of work for the European Parliament explores a wide and multi-faceted domain - robotics - that crosses boundaries between several economic sectors and legal disciplines. The development of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is growing rapidly and...

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Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world

Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world is a flagship publication by CLG Europe.  CLG Europe, a membership group of leading businesses including Sky, Coca-Cola and Unilever, whose secretariat is provided by the University of Cambridge Insti...

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Global megatrends and how they impact climate scenario modelling

“It's not what you don't know that kills you, it's what you know for sure that just ain't true”, Mark Twain. Economist Zsófi Kőműves on why long-term megatrends matter in the context of climate change policies. How well can we measure the effect of low-carbon policies?...

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Coronavirus: initial results from economic modelling

Global GDP: we currently project the COVID-19 pandemic will reduce global GDP by 5 percent below a no-virus baseline in 2020 and 2021 Private indebtedness: the impacts on private indebtedness suggest that the subsequent recovery will be slow - while pre-crisis growth rates ar...

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Coronavirus recession: out of a clear blue sky

Recessions are almost impossible to predict, despite what some economic forecasters might tell you. The current recession has unpredictability in spades – it has come out of a clear blue sky. In January this year, the IMF was confidently predicting that world GDP would increas...

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Explainer: the economics of the Coronavirus pandemic

Governments are trying to mitigate the threat posed by the Coronavirus pandemic to economic well-being.  This blog by Richard Lewney sets out the principal channels of impact and the issues that need to be addressed in designing mitigation measures. It follows Coronavirus:...

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Coronavirus: how to model the economic impacts of a pandemic

Not long after the coronavirus COVID-19 grabbed news headlines, requests started coming to Cambridge Econometrics to model the economic impacts – so we quickly began looking into the possibilities.  We subsequently published our initial modelling results. The OECD had pub...

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Working Futures 2017-2027: long-run labour market and skills projections

Working Futures: 2017-2027 is the latest in a series of quantitative assessments of the employment prospects in the UK labour market over a 10-year horizon, published by the UK Government’s Department for Education. It presents historical trends and future prospects by secto...

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