Our Work

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

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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Data that cares

Social care is increasingly acknowledged as an area in which we know little about. Compared to other aspects of people’s lives, often the data are either of low quality or simply absent. In Data that Cares, a project for Future Care Capital (FCC), using public data, we sough...

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World Health Day 2019 – universal health coverage as a societal investment

On Sunday, 7 April 2019 it is World Health Day. This year, as last year, the focus is on universal health coverage. Despite health being long recognised as a human right, far too many people can’t access even the basic services they need. According to the World Health Organis...

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Health isn’t just about the NHS – from funding to investment in healthcare

Good health is not just a matter of more funding for healthcare. Investment in areas such as early years childcare provision and decent housing can make significant improvements to health outcomes. Funding in front-line services should not come at the expense of public health a...

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Facilitating care insight to develop caring economies

Ahead of the UK government’s much-anticipated consultation on adult social care in England, Future Care Capital commissioned us to look at regional variations in social care and the implications for policy. Regional variations matter because it is at this level that individu...

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Economic impact of NHS spending in the Black Country

Economic impact of NHS spending in the Black Country sought to better understand the economic footprint (‘impact’) of the NHS in the Black Country. Cambridge Econometrics' main role in the project was to apply economic impact analysis techniques to quantify the output and...

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Economic impacts of national health insurance in the Bahamas

KPMG commissioned us to assess the long-term economic impacts of providing free primary care to all residents of the Bahamas.

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