Our Work

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

The gender pay gap: low STEM participation, inaccessible labour markets and behaviour

Whilst the size of the gender pay gap in the UK has decreased over the last decade, it remains large and persistent. Here, economist Lucy Clements explores the factors that might explain this persistent aspect of gender inequality. In 2017, hourly earnings for men in full-time...

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Successful inclusive growth policy depends on robust data at local level

Anthony Barker, our lead on Inequality & Poverty, explores what is meant by ‘inclusive growth’ and concludes that we don't currently have the necessary evidence to inform effective strategies to advance it. The 2018 UK poverty report published by the Joseph Rowntree Fo...

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The multiple dimensions of inequality

In this blog our Director, Anthony Barker, takes a look at inequality – What does it mean?  Why is it important to understand the wider policy impact? For many, ‘inequality’ is synonymous with issues of living standards, income and poverty. Indeed, there has been a r...

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The impact of Brexit on poverty in the UK

Cambridge Econometrics was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to explore the impact of Brexit on poverty in the UK, focusing specifically at the poorest 1/5th of households. The analysis models a range of post-Brexit trading agreements, providing detailed results o...

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International Women’s Day – spotlight on economist Rachel Beaven, Director at CE

Just over one third of our economists are women here at Cambridge Econometrics.  Whilst we have some way to go to achieve gender parity we are bucking the trend.  The proportion of women studying economics at university in the UK is falling - down from around 30% in the 200...

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Gender equality: the economic pay-off

The latest edition of the Gender Equality Index, published today, shows that Europe is moving in the right direction. However, as the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)* says, this progress has come at a snail’s pace. The Index highlights continued wide difference...

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Economic benefits of gender equality in the EU

This study finds that if the EU stepped up its efforts to improve gender equality, more jobs would be created, GDP per capita would increase and society would be able to adjust better to the challenges related to the ageing population. A newly-developed version of Cambridge Ec...

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Designing an EU-wide unemployment benefits system

This study explored whether an EU-wide Unemployment Benefits System (UBS) could act as an effective fiscal stabilizer to mitigate future economic shocks.

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