Our Work

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

Microdata case study: UK labour market transformation over the last ten years

This is the third blog in a case study series that explores the merits of microdata in policy analysis. Using Labour Force Survey (LFS) and Census 2011 data, Senior Economist Eve Xinru Lin looks at the transformation of the UK labour market between 2011 and 2019 and provides ins...

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Interview with Professor Didier Fouarge and Principal Consultant Cornelia Suta

In this interview Professor Didier Fouarge, Director of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market at Maastricht University, and Cornelia Suta, Principal Consultant at Cambridge Econometrics, are asked about the Technequality Horizon 2020 project they are working on ...

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Economic benefits of gender equality and women empowerment in the Western Balkans six

“Economic Benefits of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in the Western Balkans six” is a study by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat (RCC). The Council serves regional cooperation and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe, in order to spark development ...

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How will the gender employment gap fare in the age of automation?

Through our work for Technequality, an EU Horizon 2020 project, Principal Consultant Cornelia Suta explores how the age of automation could affect the gender employment gap. How will the combined impact of Covid-19 and the adoption of technology on the labour market affect the ge...

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Global Britain and UK jobs: Looking beyond trade

Head of Society Chris Thoung shares his thoughts on why, when considering post-Brexit global trade deals, it’s important to remember that behind the numbers and the pound signs are people and jobs. Chris illustrates this with our recent work with the China-Britain Business Coun...

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The employment benefits of a Green COVID-19 recovery

Commissioned by C40 Cities, the Employment Benefits of a Green COVID-19 Recovery report estimated the number of jobs a set of climate actions in the buildings, transport, energy and waste sectors could create within six cities around the globe, thereby assessing the potential j...

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In the Bleak Midwinter – UK output and employment outlook

The latest figures for output and employment confirm how the Coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns have taken their toll on the UK economy this year. Senior Adviser Andrew Sentance takes a closer look at the divergent experience of sectors in the UK and what lies ahead fo...

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Microdata case study: Changing retirement patterns in the UK

This is the second blog in a case study series that explores the merits of microdata in policy analysis. It investigates changing retirement patterns in the UK, using the Annual Population Survey (APS) microdata set. As we learned from the first blog in this series, microdata al...

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Microdata case study: Over-indebtedness in the UK

What is microdata and what can we use it for? This is the first blog in a case study series that explains the merits of microdata in policy analysis. This particular blog investigates over-indebtedness in the UK, using the 6th round of the Wealth and Assets Survey published by th...

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2020 evaluation of promoting social inclusion, combatting poverty and any discrimination by the European Social Fund (Thematic Objective 09)

The European Social Fund (ESF) is the main financial instrument for operationalising the European Union's policies related to employment, education, training and social inclusion. It supports four of the eleven Thematic Objectives defined in the Common Provision Regulation,4 one ...

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