Our Work

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

Energy scenario: employment implications of the Paris Climate Agreement

For Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (an agency of the European Union), Cambridge Econometrics prepared projections for the number and type of jobs that could be available in Europe in 2030 if the Paris Climate Agreement were...

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Working futures employment and skills projections

For over 30 years we have collaborated with the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to provide the UK’s official employment and skills projections, Working Futures.

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Study on energy prices, costs and subsidies and their impact on industry and households

As part of the EC’s commitment to present an analysis on energy prices and costs every two years, this study, carried out in collaboration with Trinomics, Enerdata and LBST, directly fed into the third energy prices and costs report in 2018, and updated and extended the an...

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Impacts of circular economy policies on the labour market

The aim of this project for the European Commission's DG Environment is to develop an understanding of how a transition towards a more circular and resource efficient economy in Europe will affect labour markets across the Member States. Circular Economy report The study is...

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Skills forecast: trends and challenges to 2030

Cambridge Econometrics developed forecasting results and drafted key findings which formed the basis for the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training's (CEDEFOP) latest skills forecast update (to 2030). Skills forecasting provides supply and demand projection...

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Economic impacts of new or improved rail lines

The UK Department for Transport wanted to explore the link between rail investment and local growth, but there was a lack of ex-post evaluation evidence. The hypotheses were that new and improved rail lines: Increased convenience for local people Increase attractivenes...

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Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Northampton growth corridor

In March 2016, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider how to maximise the potential of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor.  Cambridge Econometrics together with SQW carried out an economic study to inform the Commission’s work. The stu...

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Future employment and automation

The main purpose of this study is to raise awareness of the changes that the EU labour market will face as a result of the adoption of new technologies. It is the first study of its kind to use pan-European data sources (the Eurofound Task analysis and the Cedefop Skills Forec...

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E3-Thailand: an Energy-Environment-Economy model of Thailand

E3-Thailand is freely available under licence for academic use and can be downloaded here. E3-Thailand is a dynamic macro-econometric simulation model, developed as a tool for policy analysis in Thailand.  It covers 70 economic sectors, 24 energy users and 5 different fuel ty...

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New Climate Economy – unlocking the inclusive growth story of the 21st Century

We provided empirical inputs to the New Climate Economy 2018 Global Commission Report "Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century". The aim of the modelling exercise was to illustrate examples of policies that can simultaneously promote economic growth and reduce...

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Fuelling Italy’s future

“Fuelling Italy’s Future: How the transition to low-carbon mobility strengthens the economy” shows that the transition to low and zero carbon vehicles in Italy will lead to a larger economy. According to the report, the transition has a net positive impact on employment,...

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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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Reviewing the impact of the low-carbon mobility transition on jobs

We carried out this review of the drivers of the impact on jobs from the transition to low-carbon cars and vans in Europe.

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Trucking into a greener future

We carried out, with external review from Element Energy and the International Council on Clean Transportation, a research project assessing the economic impact of a transition to low- and zero-carbon technologies in the road freight segment across Europe. The project was comm...

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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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Economic forecasting support to the East of England

We provide the East of England LGA with forecasting support.

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Fuelling Spain’s future

“Fuelling Spain’s Future: How to boost the economy while leaving carbon behind” shows that improving the efficiency of cars and increasing the number of zero emissions vehicles on the road will lead to a larger economy. In 2030 GDP is estimated to be €3.2 billion highe...

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Fuelling Europe’s Future

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising cars and vans across Europe.

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Preparing for Brexit

This is the first assessment of Brexit across key indicators and sectors at a sub-national level under five different scenarios.

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Low-carbon cars in Germany

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising passenger cars in Germany. The project, which was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, was undertaken in collaboration with Element Energy and M-FIVE, informed by a core working group of ...

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Developing and piloting a UK natural capital stress test

Based on ground-breaking analysis by Cambridge Econometrics and AECOM Infrastructure & Environment ‘Developing and Piloting a UK Natural Capital Stress Test’ highlights the impact of events such as heatwaves, drought and floods on the UK economy. Developing & Pil...

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Economic impact of NHS spending in the Black Country

This exploratory study commissioned for the Black Country Sustainability and Transformation Plan was led by ICF and sought to better understand the economic footprint (‘impact’) of the NHS in the Black Country. CE’s main role in the project was to apply economic impact a...

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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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North Essex garden communities employment & demographic studies

Cambridge Econometrics, in collaboration with SQW, was commissioned to undertake a demographic and employment study of the three new proposed garden communities in North Essex. North Essex Garden Cities report A demographic model was established for each of the Garden Commu...

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Competitiveness impacts of carbon policies on UK energy-intensive industrial sectors to 2030

Cambridge Econometrics supported the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) with its ongoing assessment of the impact of low carbon policies on energy prices and bills. The study also looked at the competitiveness implications of climate change policies and energy prices on UK m...

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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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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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Review of demographic assumptions for Ashford strategic housing market assessment

Cambridge Econometrics was commissioned by Ashford Borough Council (Kent) to test the robustness of the methodology used by another consultancy in their Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA). The SHMA converted population and household projection data into a proposed hous...

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The GDP impact of the Copernicus space programme

We developed a methodology to estimate the GDP impact of space activities in Europe for DG GROW of the European Commission.

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Statistical services in the field of economic accounts

As part of this Sogeti-led project, we developed a series of tools to help Eurostat produce early estimates of material flow by country.

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Northern Powerhouse independent economic review

This project, undertaken with SQW, CE provided economic analysis and projections to underpin Transport for the North’s development of a transport infrastructure plan.

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Oil market futures

The European Climate Foundation asked us to investigate the economic effects of reducing transport-related CO2 emissions.

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Evaluating programmes to support aerospace technology

We developed a monitoring system with KPIs to evaluate the impact of the funding programmes of the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).

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Modelling global renewables targets

This project for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) looked at the potential impact on energy markets and the global economy of three possible futures using different mixes of renewable energy.

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European skills panorama

This key source of Labour Market Information and intelligence for EU Member States was led by FGB, in consortium with ourselves, RAND Europe and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

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En route pour un transport durable

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising cars and vans in France.

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Skills modelling for the Dominican Republic

We collected available data, analysed historical trends, and developed a consistent framework linking sector employment, occupations, and qualifications.

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Fuelling Britain’s future

We have undertaken research to assess the economic impact of decarbonising cars and vans in the UK.

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The economic impact of modern retail on the EU food sector

This was a major project for the European Commission, led by Ernst & Young.

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Modelling the impacts of changes in raw material consumption

This study aimed to provide a quantitative analysis of different EU resource productivity targets, defined as GDP per unit of raw material consumption (RMC).

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Model assessment course for the UK’s Department of Health

This two-day course equipped participants with a better understanding of the econometrics techniques they might encounter in studies being used in their department.

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