Our Work

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

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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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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